It's a brand new year.
There's nothing like a clean slate.
I haven't blogged for so long I couldn't remember the password, but after a little diligence and last week's sweet encouragement from Marilyn, I'm ready for 31 days of posts full of Tiny Resolutions That Could Change Your Life. They'll at least structure mine for a while. I hope you'll play along. Most of these challenges will require only a bit of time or energy. If you don't have the opportunity to complete them the day they are posted, try them any time this year. And let me know what they bring you. I encourage you to get yourself a nice little notebook to keep track of the list and your efforts.
Let's get started with a little polishing of the slate.
Write down ten things you appreciated from the last year.
Write down a few things you'd like to leave in 2013.
Now write a few things you'd like to see more of in 2014.
Bonus points: Do a little ritual cleanse. This can range from a polar plunge or candlelight bath to a clearing of a meditation space or a symbolic washing of your hands or face. As you do so, see if you can really feel the intention of bringing freshness and blessings to your new year and leaving behind some of the disappointments of the last.
Watch this space for new challenges each day.
I hope you had a good start to your new year. I got in a walk in the woods though like the blog, it was a later start than I'd imagined. But every moment offers a new beginning.
May your house be blessed.
Quote of the day:
"For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
Song of the day: Let it go, says Harry Manx
Shout out of thanks to Marie L for today's quote and Marilyn for the cheerleading.
Welcome to the middle path
- Jana Svoboda, LCSW
- Sporadic photos and notes from a Psyche-midwife, cheerleader, anthropologist--aka clinical social worker in therapy practice. Photos are usually mine except for those of historical events/famous people. Music relevant to the daily topic is often included in a web video embedded below the blog. Click on highlighted links in the copy to get to source or supplemental material. For contact information, see my website @ janasvoboda.com or click on the button to the right below. Join in the conversation.