Saturday, January 1, 2011

today = the next 364

                                                                                                               snow buddha

I once read that the first day of the year is an opportunity to create the life you would like for the rest of the year. How you live today sets the tone and plants the seeds for the next 364. Do the things, if even for just a short time, that you love to do. Some years, I've rushed around trying to squeeze it all in on this one day, like speed-dating or something, completely missing the point and likely creating a more hectic year for myself.

Now I try to look at it as an all-day ritual to create a day as meaningful as I would like the whole year to be. To be with people I truly want to be with. To wear comfortable clothes and cook & eat healthy, delicious food.  Read and work on projects. Walk the dogs. Welcome darkness with lit candles, drink herbal infusion, and listen to good music.Take a bath. Be aware. Not rush.

There are sad things on this day, too, for all of us -- they didn't disappear overnight -- life school is still in session. But today, I will see them as a part of learning and growing and try to create a template for myself on how to live with them, as well. It's all good.

I love today even though it may not be perfect in every way -- and my ritual begins with writing this post.

I also loved this ritual. Do you have a new year tradition? Share?


Anonymous said...

Happpy New Year Peggy : ) I agree - it is allll goood : )
Blessings, Sandra in AZ

woman with wings said...

Dear Sandra, Happy New Year to you, too! I know you're a LOT warmer there in AZ than here in CO -- it's peaking here at 19 degrees. I bet you even have your windows open! It's so nice to connect here with you here. Good vibes & blessings to you.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

peggy with Wings..thank you a LOT
for connecting with my Heart's
thoughts...feels good.
and the snow buddha...such an
image of how it can be if we
let it.
i am very happy to have "met up"
with you and we go
into the NEXT...

Anonymous said...

Hi again, nope, windows are definately closed today, ha : ) we have 7 - 9" of snow, the high today was 29 and the lows have been 11-12 degrees !!! we live in the mountains of AZ, 5000 up : ) I agreee, gooood vibes here : )
Blessings, Sandra in AZ

Deb G said...

Pretty much the same things....