Thank you so much for all the nice comments and words about our new vinyl ceiling decoration. In the feel good department, your words are kind & top-notch. In other good news, it didn’t fall down and this is day two!
The new year brings about the need to regroup, choose a different less traveled path, fine tune our direction.
It’s that time of year, when I search for a new word that will lead me through a new year. I am stumbling, feel off-balance and haven’t quiet figured it out yet. Oh, I have some runners-up. I just haven’t quiet put my finger on it yet. I’ve looked up so many words.
I am tired. As of late, I am tired of fussing and worrying and fretting. You know, the middle of the night when all those ridiculous and not so calm thoughts invade a person’s sweet dreams? Sometimes, I get up, walk around, reorganize the place mat and cloth napkin drawer. Anything to regroup, get my mind to go a different direction.
I chose the word faith for a few days. I want to have more faith in myself. More faith in my study and research and choices. Much more faith in the direction of health and wellness that I have chosen. I need to like myself more. Somewhere deep inside, I want to be more patient with myself, have more faith in me.
When you listen to Twyla Paris sing, “True North” you get a sense of direction. She sings about a strong steady light that is guiding us home. I want to continue to create that pull. That almost unbreakable magnetic force that leads our children’s spirit towards us. Yes, I want them to venture out and explore and go on amazing adventures. However, I want them to feel the need to call home and tell us all about it.
Is she talking about our faith in believing in the ultimate “home”? I feel the need to make my direction more clear-cut, more focused. Work towards that goal. Somehow restate my/our purpose , our direction. I want to work on the more focused direction I need to be going. I want to try to let go of my need to help “save” others. I recently read, “yours is the only life you can save.”
Is my word, family, home, up, compassion, focus, world peace, empathy?
Paris closes her song with, “We need an absolute compass now more than ever before, True North”. The world in which we live, seems to be a hot mess. Somewhere we have forgotten to take care of each other. Our compass is spinning. We need to focus on the care of our families and each other, the rest, will fall into place. I want to focus more on my family and close friends. Friends who are willing to let us be apart of their lives.
This blog post seems to be all different thoughts and ideas scattered all over the page. I can’t seem to focus on one topic, or direction.
Before this past weekend: as you look up, the ceiling as you come into or go out of our home. Plain, dull, empty
Now look up, there guiding us, is the direction Mr. Right and I want to go. We want to end up on the same page, in the same place. Oh, we know exactly where we want to end up. It will just be a lovely reminder that we are on the same page.
Sort of a gentle nudge that even with life swirling around us, we are on course.
Oh, I didn’t realize that “my” word would find me.
Direction, that’s my word for 2017.
What word have you chosen to follow?
In this together, friends. Would love to hear where the new year is going to take you.
Steady as she goes Captain.