Akemashite Omedetō-Reiwa 5
The month of January holds a special place in one’s heart as this is the month one arrived to the Land Of The Rising Son on January 11, 1987.
One could have never imagined the places, people, and events to be experienced over the next decades when sitting under the kotatsu on a clear and icy January day, eating mikan and watching the New Year Grand Sumo tournament in the first days of one’s life-long adventure in Japan.
By virtue of living in Japan, the opportunity to meet people from diverse cultures and life experiences has deeply enriched one’s own life in ways too profound to be express in mere words.
The turning of a year as represened by the passing of 12 months, 52 weeks, and 365 days reflects a unique journey upon Mother Earth—the passage of one’s very own life and times—take time to ponder this.
Even more so, the passage of time represent life events to be marked as significant milestones on one’s very own journey—joyful or sorrowful—or whatever was to have been inbetween.
As a friendly reminder to oneself as to the ephemeral nature of life and the silent passage of time, one marks the turning of each day in a somewhat macabre countdown to 100 years-old.
Each passing day is marked off where one can observe the fleeting nature of life in cold-hard numbers.
Even though there are 15,472 days left in one’s journey as of this day, and this may seem like a lot—but really, it is not…
What will the feeling be when the number is—lower—much lower?!?!?!
The year of Reiwa 5 will be filled with purpose and meaning—only if one chooses for it to be so~
Living a life with intent and purpose must be the sole objective each day on one’s own unique journey around the Sun.
Look at the dawn of each new day as the beginning of a new life.
Explore the nooks and crannies of a unique life experience, reach out to the others, and more and more deeply into one’s own spirit and mind.
Here, there is a Once In A Lifetime opportunity to share one’s personal meaning and purpose with the others.
Touch and inspire those who are lost and looking for purpose, meaning, and the motivation to create initiative in their own lives, while associating with those who encourages and uplifts the others.
One thing is for certain:
Reaching into, and exploring the nooks and crannies of the human experience leads to a much more worthwhile life experience.
When the countdown is finally reaches 0, one can go forth to the great beyond—become a god in one’s own right as the earth continues to spin around and around until the end of time.
May the year of Reiwa 5 be a year full of inspiration, meaning, and purpose, and the continuing health and prosperity of the clan.