It is time for me to…

The card chosen for this week is “It is time for me to…”

It is time for me to work on my new book and not feel guilty about neglecting the house for an hour or even a day.

It is time for me to drink tea and plan my garden for spring.

It is time for me to get up early and practice yoga every day so I can honor a promise I made to myself.

It is time for me to learn to play the fiddle I’ve had for two years.

“Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation?”  Jane Austen

What is it time for you to do? Stop waiting and do it!

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A year of plenty

Since Alafair’s birthday was New Years Day and her party was on Saturday, yesterday was my first real day to reflect on what I hope the new year brings. I’m beyond excited about what lies ahead for me in my writing but I’m also looking forward to enjoying simple things. Spring will be here before we know it and I’m determined to have a small vegetable garden this year and get at least one more room in the house looking the way I would like. I can’t wait for hiking with Josh and trips to the park with Alafair and possibly our first trip to the beach in many years. I’m not a beachy person, I love looking at the ocean and looking for seashells but you can keep the crabs, jellyfish, sharks, blistering sun, seafood and rip tides. A trip every five or six years is sufficient for me, but it will be Alafair’s first trip and she is super excited. If she turns out to be a beach girl I’ll adjust.

I’m don’t usually make resolutions on the new year because I believe we should always be trying to better ourselves and setting a goal once a year seems to be a cop out for most people. If they don’t reach their goal they say “oh well I’ll try again next year” instead of “I’ll try again tomorrow”. However I did make a  resolution this year, to finally be able to do scorpion pose (picture at the bottom). I’m closer than I was last year but still very far away.  It is definitely attainable with daily practice, but I’ll get there before the year is out.

I find the new year to be an exciting time. A new year full of hopes and possibilities, challenges, joy and sometimes loss and sadness, all of it change and motion leading us ahead toward the direction of our choosing. I hope we all choose happiness and health and kindness. My wish for you is a year of plenty, plenty of food and warmth, plenty of new experiences and rest, plenty love and laughter and plenty to give to those who have less.

Carry peace with you throughout the year and don’t let the hard things of the world make you cold.

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