I’ve already stated my intention to dare greatly in 2015. I’ve even stated that I want to dare daily.

However, I’m also daring to be the old me in the New Year.

New Year Old Me?

Don’t get me wrong. I know I’ll change this year. I know I will grow this year. It’s not like I can help it. But I’m not going to beat myself up about changing. I’m not going to look back with regret on all I didn’t accomplish last year. No more shoulda, coulda, woulda. Captain Hindsight can go take a walk!

Instead, I’m going to cherish all the experiences and qualities that make me who I am.

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We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives. . . . not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~ Ellen Goodman

My lovely friend, Jimi Anne Vane, has commited to ‘intentional living’ this year. I love how she wants to include reflection, gratitude, healthy living, making time for deep conversations in her intentions. Something that struck me was that she plans to share only inspiring and uplifting messages on social media! Intentional living – that’s something I want to do too – not just in 2015 but for the rest of my days.

 

The promise Creator gives us
Comes with every new day,
The gift of breath, the gift of life,
Opportunities in a vast array.
How do we count our blessings,
Through the choices life can bring?
Is it through joyful lessons?
Or the fears to which we cling?
Are we learning to show gratitude,
For the victories over human pain?
By honoring the feeling choices,
We grasp the will we’ve regained.
Can we change our focus,
With no need to defend?
Acknowledging joy and sorrow,
Without judging foe or friend?
Tomorrow promises the fullness
Of every human way to know:
How we master each challenge
Determines our balance –
reflecting how we grow.

The Promise of Tomorrow
Jamie Sams
“Earth Medicine”

I wish you, dear reader, a peaceful 2015. May you live intentionally all year through.

 

I’m attempting to be mindfully grateful all year through.

Our morning alarm service – Pablo.

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