Friday, January 1, 2010

A New Dawn, A New Year, A New Decade

I always start each New Year's Day with a host of good intentions. Maybe this year I'll finally morph into the me that resides inside my head. Maybe this year my body will look in photos and mirrors the way it looks in my memories. Maybe this year I will keep company more with my treadmill than my sofa. Maybe this year I'll get my life totally organized. Maybe.

On a recent visit to San Francisco I was reminded of one of my favorite things—the sight and smell of sidewalk flower stands. So I decided that this year my good intentions will include the following:

• I will become more appreciative of the beauty that surrounds me and I will seek it out
• When tempted to grouse about things that piss me off I will, instead, take a deep breath and find one thing to focus on that makes me smile
• As much as I love spending time with my family, I will insist that they respect my need for solitary time to write
• I will take time to move my body each day as a way of honoring all it does for me
• I will believe in my dreams

2010—Bring it On!

14 comments:

  1. Well said. Especially the part about the treadmill vs. the sofa. :)

    Frannie

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  2. I love it! Believe in your dreams!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your good intentions. They sound very meaningful to me and more worthwhile than resolutions that are often quickly broken.

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  4. Thank you for stopping by cultivate and Bee Wise Bags! I agree with your statement "bring it on". I'm ready to tackle life's challenges and use it for the creative pursuits that balance me. Happy New Year!

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  5. Good for You, Sitsta!

    GREAT GOALS!

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  6. Those sound like wonderful goals. I need to join you in those - especially the one about moving my self off of this sofa:)

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  7. I love flowers wherever I find them! I hope you succeed with all of your goals.

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  8. Those sound like very good goals to have. Happy New Year! Visiting from SITS!

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  9. Happy New Year, Tricia!

    What worthy goals--I especially like that last one :-)

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  10. Great intentions. Maybe add lots of coffee, playtime, laughs with my friend Cynthia.

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  11. Wow - good list. Especially the part about telling your family to beat it when you want to write. I might steal that one....

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  12. What a beautiful, thoughtful, wise, and attainable list of goals for the New Year! May each day bring you new joy!

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  13. That's a great list :)
    Visiting you from SITS today--have a wonderful Tuesday!

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