Saturday, December 26, 2009
Kicking Out 2009
I know it's only Dec 26th but I'm calling 2009 over. Kaput. Finis. I'm making a fresh start, today. No waiting until the stroke of midnight or the traditional popping of the cork. My family and I are gathering up the past year's heartache & pain, stress, drama & turmoil & tossing them to the curb. Goodbye, 2009. Though you had a few nice moments for the most part you sucked, big time.
With that out of the way, I can focus on the future, on 2010 which will be fabulous. Each year instead of, or sometimes in addition to, the typical New Years resolutions I also choose a mantra, a word or phrase to focus on for the 12 months to come. I've been pondering this for a couple of weeks and no matter how hard I tried to come up with something more original, one word persistently made it's way into my mind. I was still on the fence about it until a few days before Christmas when I opened a holiday card from my dear friend Benzaiten.
Once I saw this beautiful picture, so appropriate for those of us living in less than a winter wonderland, I knew it was a sign from the goddess! Not only have birds been significant of late, these are the exact colors of the living areas in the Ormond Beach house: ocean blue and sand, a serene, peaceful palate that is so unlike my home down south and yet one which I've been suddenly drawn to. I will be taking this lovely image to the craft shop this weekend, having it framed and then it will hang prominently in my new home, reminding me that whenever possible, in any circumstance, I should simply choose Peace.
Brightest New Year Blessings,