…provided it be forward. ~David Livingstone
I generally don’t like resolutions, they seem like fragile things. I figure anything started on January 1st must have a predetermined expiration date of which we are not aware. This year I prefer to challenge my general attitudes and to incorporate small changes that will endear the Universe to “resolving” things on my behalf.
In his most recent blog post, (Now Here’s Resolutions) Jason Mraz made some great points about resolutions. I strongly urge you to take a glance at it and see if his musings don’t make a lot of sense to you, right now. I know I couldn’t stop shaking my head while reading, agreeing that just by changing how we talk/write about things, we are actually changing the *thing* itself. How is this for a shift in consciousness…
So often we say, I HAVE to go to work. I HAVE to pick up some groceries. I HAVE to call so & so. Making a conscious shift and using the words “GET-TO” can change everything. We GET TO go to work. We GET TO pick up some groceries. We GET TO call so & so. I hear my dad say, I HAVE to go check on your grandmother, but I know how much he loves that he can do it. I encourage him to say, I GET TO go check on your grandmother. Pretty soon, we may not have that honor.
I resolve not to forget how overwhelming Wal*Mart was to my heightened senses during the MS attack. We debated whether it wouldn’t be smarter for me to do the shopping from the safety of a wheelchair or scooter. And (as I’ve mentioned before) working is a blessing when you’ve been out on “disability” or had to call in sick WAY too many times. It makes sense that I start saying “I GET TO go to work today” and feel the blessing of it.
I had an amazing Christmas with my family. It was the best in years and I feel truly blessed. There were so many memorable moments and true GIFTS from relatives and friends. We are so loved and supported. A highlight: a quilted blanket made from my baby clothes and sheets/blankets. It was my Mom’s idea and she donated all the items to Memere for her to make… and it took her over two years! As is usually the case, the best present wasn’t a -thing- … it was this fresh sense of harmony in our household that was the strongest it’s been in a long time. I haven’t quite pinpointed exactly what caused this seismic change in *vibe* but it changed the whole atmosphere. Harmony: that’s definitely the right word.
So, whether you made a list or you’ve just decided to change your views on some things, I hope this New Year for you is magical, prosperous and above all – healthy. Remember to look as good as your outlook and to express love freely.
There are plenty of affirmations and good vibes coming up in future posts – keep checking in for those and let me know what websites you use for daily inspiration.
If you haven’t already taken note, please enjoy the rest of 1-1-11!
A new year of possibility awaits us – keep your heart, mind & eyes wide open…
“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul” ~G.K. Chesterton
AND MY FAVORITE:
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”