24th December: Stars

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24 DECEMBER 2015


It is the final day of Advent and therefore the last in this series of Daily Gratitudes. Today, I am extremely thankful for stars. The artist Van Gogh said that “the sight of the stars always makes me dream” and one can suppose that he was referring to the celestial kind rather than the Z-List celebrities of his day!

The Three Wise Men following the star is my favourite metaphor of the Christian Christmas story because to me the star represents trust, hope, following your intuition, persistence to reach your goals and living to the max i.e. achieving your potential. I also remember being absolutely mesmerised by A Night with One Hundred Stars US television show, broadcast when I was young. Both story and programme had a certain mystique to them. Science has since revealed that the brain is wired to believe in magic and to be goal-focused.

I have always doodled stars and living in London, I don’t get to see them sparkling in the sky very vividly, which is why I enjoy star-gazing when on holiday in remote rural areas. The night sky above Crete was particularly good!

Thank you, stars. Finally, thank YOU for opening all the doors over the last twenty-four days. Be the star in your own life and inspiring for others. Shine your brightest this Christmas and in 2016.

Image: The beautiful star is by artist and designer, Caroline Banks, one of my lovely clients. See more of her work at http://art.carolinebanks.co.uk/