LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITY, IT'S EVERYWHERE - Imagine the glittering possibility that this is your year. Pretend that all the years before have been leading up to this one year. This 12-month, 365 days is exactly the collection of hours and minutes you've been waiting for. Even when things don't go you're way, ignore the doubt and believe with confident assurance that your moment has arrived. Believing is the first step in your journey
CHASE KINDNESS - Pursue it closely. Don't let it out of your sight. Wrap your attitude in affection and kindness toward others. Don't just try to see the good, name it. Give compliments with unabashed sincerity. Go out of your way to make someone's day a little less gray. Even in the face of adversity, arm yourself with grace and compassion. In a world where kindness does not reign supreme, be the sparkling exceptional exception!
DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW - Make it a habit. Hike new trails and breathe in nature's secrets. Try a new workout and finally let all negative body images go. Learn a few words of a new language and use them, Seek new foods, colors, phrases, and places. Be brave enough to call a new friend and invite them over for dinner. Try a new Hobby. Enough with "SOMEDAY" do it NOW!
LET GO OF SOMETHING HEAVY - Whatever your mountain is, fear, worry, doubt, or shame it is far too much weight on your spirit. It is time to put it down. Unburden yourself and imagine the wings that will unfold once you're free. It is time to untether yourself and fly.
ALLOW FOR PRETEND - Imagination is the key to a thousand different worlds. While reality demands and commands, pretend invites and encourages. Build, dance, plant, mold, create, dream, write, move, draw, climb and play. There are endless ways to pretend in your life. The most beautiful realization will be the times you wake up knowing that pretend has made memories that are now real. If you don't know where to begin, ask a child.....they know the way
WALK WITH HOPE - Let it be your companion. As January slides into February and resolutions and goals seem a little less shiny and attainable, continue on. Be proud of yourself each day you accomplish what you set out to do even if only half... Be Proud. Have the integrity to admit you are human. Be gentle with yourself and your ambitions.
FALL INTO WONDER - Allow yourself to be amazed. Get lost in the colors of a sunset. Feel the majesty of a forest the magnitude of a desert or the endless ocean. Catalog wishes that come true and prayers answered. Never let busy replace Awe. never let "have to" replace "get to" . Set your mind to an astonished appreciation of the magical world around you. Never stop believing that miracles await.
I am a believer in impossible things. I am a lover of words, wonder and whimsical secrets Caught in the creative place between reality and imagination is my favorite place to be.....
Cheers to "2024: