Amazing to me that we are already at December 22 and Christmas is only 3 days away. So much of life passes quickly and I can’t quite believe we are approaching 2011.
I got to thinking about those of you who I know read my blog and the many I do not have a face for. I began to reflect on what I wish for each of you….even if I am not sure exactly who you are. Let me share some of my wishes for you….
I desire to live fully in the moment…I wish the same for you.
Living in the moment free’s us up to enjoy what we have, right now. I know what can be lost living in the past or worrying about the future. I hope you will choose to live fully in the moment at some point every day.
I desire to live with a sense of adventure and risk but also to be content and at peace…I wish the same for you.
I believe that living with a sense of adventure and risk calls us to live at the edge of our comfort zone. I try to find some space there every day, space where I am thinking, acting, believing something risky or adventurous. But if I live only in this space, I miss the gift I can experience of contentment and peace. Lots of things in life are not right or just and much of what I see (and sometimes experience) is unfair, but I am learning to develop the space in my own heart, mind and soul that is about peace and contentment, even when my circumstances are difficult.
I desire to live with a generous spirit but to hold enough that allows me to provide for myself and those I love…I wish the same for you.
I am learning the balance of giving to others and ensuring I am wise in what I keep for myself. This has to do with my financial and emotional reserves. It is my hope that you will not cling to anything out of fear, but risk giving away what you find yourself clinging to. I pray that if you give so much away, ignoring your own needs, that you will risk saving for yourself and those you love.
I desire to live a healthy and balanced life…I wish the same for you.
I am learning about healthy and balanced. I know that this looks different for everyone and where I need healthy and balanced is likely different from where you need to focus. It is my wish that you will identify a key area or two and start to make changes….changes that will bring you the delight of living in a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
I love the feeling of family, friends and fun, of laughter and understanding. I delight in shared heartache and joint celebration. I enjoy the power of community, the after glow of good connections and the power of solitude. I hope that in 2011, my day-to-day will hold some of all of those….I wish the same for you….