Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hello 2009. You and I will be GREAT friends!

Just a few thoughts as this new year begins.
I don't intend to make a bunch of resolutions and fail to keep them.
I will make a list of things to focus my creative energy on, and my new found love of "follow through".
For instance, none of this "Lose Weight" mantra. I just want to be "Fit and Healthy". So here we go.
Write daily, publish frequently.
Express my gratitude as often as needed.
Be gracious in all situations, especially uncomfortable ones.
Do something wild, unpredictable, spontaneous, yet safe and legal, sometime this year.
Let go of fear. It is the little death.
Replace bouts of profanity with unusual choices. This month's word:
APPLEHEAD! (*story to come later this month)
Share the fantastic feats of AJ and Malachi with the universe.
Support and guide Beenie.
Love Junius.


marge said...

yah! i know the "little death" you speak of! you'd be surprised how hard it can be to get out in the cold to go sightseeing which may require me to ask/answer questions in another language! excuses, excuses...i realized this is just like samoa in 1986, but with small people, a subway system and winter. actually, it's easier, because no one ever gets jumped on a bus here. lol. your new year's declarations sound great mei. you can do it.

Mabel said...

I wish I could take credit for that term. It's from the Litany Against Fear.
“ I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

— Dune, Frank Herbert