As I start a new journey in the New Year,
it's time for This and That.
I read Tiny Buddha daily.
There have been several good articles on getting the New Year off to a good start.
One of those was create solutions not resolutions by Laura Fenamore.
I encourage you to read the whole article, but here is a short form:
"My solution for letting go comes in daily reminding myself of the process.
I do that using this morning affirmation for self-love:
Today, I accept myself just the way I am.
Today, I accept my body the way it is.
Today, I accept my mind the way it is.
Today, I accept my heart the way it is.
Today, the love I have for myself is so strong that I embrace all that is me.
Self-iove transforms my life from fear to joy and guides me to make healthy choices.
Today, I share time with others and easily forgive any injustice I feel in my mind.
Today, all of my relationships are based on respect, love and joy.
Today, I allow the divine wisdom in me to direct all my thoughts, words, and deeds.
Today, I allow divine love to give me peace and joy.
Today, I remember I am one with all life, and I give thanks for being me."
There was also a nice article by Loran Hills on journaling tips to help you heal, grow and thrive.
1. Start writing about where you are in your life at this moment.
2. For five to ten minutes just start writing in a "stream of consciousness."
3. Start a dialogue with your inner child by writing in your subdominant hand.
4. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude by maintaining a daily list of things you appreciate in your life, including uplifting quotes.
5. Start a journal of self-portraits.
6. Keep a nature diary to connect with the natural world.
7. Maintain a log of successes.
8. Keep a log or playlist of your favorite songs.
9. If there is something you are struggling with or if there is an event that is disturbing you, write about it in the third person.
10. Develop your intuition.
Loran goes into detail on each of these suggestions.
Speaking of journals:
I've started a journal of sorts in a Composition Notebook.
Images that I come across that I like, a post from Tiny Buddha that I liked, tea that was new to me, breakfast at Hungry's. roses for the Rose Bowl Parade, scones that I made and liked ....
I've been cleaning out the garage.
I tackled all of the boxes from Mr. Dragon's office and then found three boxes of *things* like this:
I believe these are all left over from the clean-out of my mother's things
years and years ago.
I have no excuse. There should always be a project going to keep my fingers happy!
Sometimes it's fun to visit with an old friend.
I first read The Copper Crown in 1986 and I still love it.
Good fantasy, good writing, good story, a smidge of sci-fi and lots of good
Wishing YOU well and a JOY filled week.