I had this really great and “philosophical” post about new years resolutions written and ready to post and I made one wrong move and all 700 words or more are now somewhere in cyberspace never to be read.
Maybe it was a sign that I was being too preachy rather than writing from my heart.
Long story short, I decided to take a different approach to setting resolutions or goals for the new year. Instead of setting goals like “losing weight” or “regaining physical fitness” (both of which I need to do),instead I let my subconscious flow through art.
I created two lists, the first one contains very specific things that I want in a relationship. As I drew, I focused on my desires and let them guide me. It looks like a dream-catcher or a tambourine – maybe I was channeling my inner Stevie Nicks. 🙂
The second list was bigger – it was my version of a New Year’s resolution.
In a nutshell, my resolutions boil down to this:
- Believe in yourself
- Rejoice in your gifts
- Explore the unknown
- Accept compliments
- Refrain from judging without understanding
- Love and take care of yourself so that you may serve and give to others
Above all else know that we are all worthy of love and happiness.
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Well here’s your first compliment; it’s been a pleasure getting to know you for both Joan and I. I’ve been impressed by your generosity of spirit; your creativity and perseverance. I feel fortunate to count you as a friend and colleague. Looking forward to seeing great things for you this year.
All the best in 2015!
Gordon, thank you so much! Meeting you and Joan has meant so much to me, I am the one who is fortunate to have met you both.
I’ll go out on a limb and say we all have a mutually inspiring affect on each other. 🙂 It’s truly wonderful to count you as both a friend and a colleague as well.
Happy New Year my friend!
Beautiful drawings, beautiful words. Hope 2015 is a great year for you, Beth.
I love it! Great words and great drawings. Happy New Year to my favorite daughter!
Thank you!! 🙂