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Ready or not – another year looms in front of us – which also means another year is behind us.

The question is – what will you do with this New Year – this 2015?

I am not a New Year’s resolution sort of gal. I have found that my resolutions – as great as they may sound – are too far-reaching – and in the end I am more disappointed with myself for falling short – once again – of the demands I have placed on myself.

There are no resolutions this year. No lose weight, no write a blog a day – no take a picture a day – none of that has even crossed my mind.

There are only the promises I have made to myself to be a better person. I can be kinder, I can be more loving, I can be more understanding, I can be less judgmental, I can be me.  A better version of me – but me.

I spent a portion of yesterday (New Year’s Eve) afternoon at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery.  There was a woman and her little daughter, both wrapped in blankets, sitting in lawn chairs beside the grave of a fallen solider. The grave was new – so this woman’s loss was new – our nation’s loss was new.

My heart ached for her loss – for her pain – for her suffering. It was in that moment that I realized I needed to live my best life, and it was in that moment that I made those promises to myself to be kinder, to be more loving, more understanding.

People are suffering every single day. They survive things I can only imagine. They beg for food – for money – for clothes. They live in boxes. People face Cancer, Alzheimer’s. They die in War…

I know I won’t be perfect every single day, I know I will make mistakes. Still – I’m going to be a better me.

How about you?

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I’m not sure exactly what this blog is going to bring to any of us.  I only know I was drawn to my computer to start this and to bring as many of you as I can along for the ride.


I want to make this next year count.  I know we all say that – the thing is – this time I really mean it.  Maybe it’s because I’m getting older – you notice I didn’t say wiser along with that – I just said older.  But – maybe it is because I’m getting older that I want the minutes to matter.

So, I’m going to try and find a little something in every day to share.  A thought, a quote, a picture, a bitch, a joy, a sorrow. Perhaps it will be something that will connect us, make us feel a little less alone in what can be a big lonely world. Perhaps it will be something that will bring a smile to you face, or some thing that will make you stop and think for a moment. 

The year ahead is full of unknowns.  Presidential elections, the Mayans telling us that somehow the world is going to end.  They don’t know if it’s going to bring about a cosmic change or if the world is going to blow up – that sort of change – but things are changing for all of us. I’m of the belief that the only thing that matters – the only thing that lasts – is love, and we need to share it with one another.

I’ve started these beginning of the year projects before and I never carried through – I want this to be the year I actually finish something. I mean if the world is going to end… it might be time for me to put on my big girl panties and do this right, and share the love…

I’ve opened up the comment section so you can join me on this project – so you can share your love.  


Let’s get started – shall we?



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