Wow, post 100! I have been holding off on posting because I wanted to make it perfect. Then I realized that defeats the whole purpose. Perfection is unobtainable and only wastes time when we try to strive for it. So one of my objectives in 2009 is to BE REAL, not wear myself out trying to achieve some ideal that in the end has no merit . An ideal that steals time and energy from the moments of real importance in our lives.To that end I am going to join Melissa at The Inspired Room as she follows 12 monthly goals. She posts words of inspiration we can share with one another by linking to her Friday Beautiful Life Linkys. You may have your own goals for the year as well. I believe we can always be blessed with inspiration from the reflected brilliance of others.
I have been so inspired by all my new blogging friends who I have connected with these past few months. You make my day and make my mind spin with all the thoughts and ideas that you share with all of us kindred spirits.
You reassured me that it was fine to leave my bit of winter holiday hangover blingy up for the dreary first month of the year. It reminded me of a Girl Scout song. "Make new friends but keep the old, One is silver and the other gold." You are my silver friends, shining with a slightly tarnished patina of mellow beauty. Soul sisters to the core. Thank you for all the encouragement, kindness, entertainment and inspiration you provide. You have added a delightful new dimension to my life.
So, my first thought for 2009 is BE REAL. To be true to what I love and care for, not what I think I should do because it is someone else's ideal. If I like a trend I will embrace it, not because it is trendy but because it reflects my aesthetic. I will also surround myself with the things that speak to me regardless of the fashion of the moment. I will not let others influence me negatively. Kind words, deeds and thoughts are my goal.
Ms. TnT has a new club for us that reflects many of these same feelings. If you are of a like mind then join the Junking Women Lovers Club and be a Jewel. Go to Talkin Trash and grab a crown!
Isn't it lovely? Like Debbie herself. So join up! I know she would welcome all new members.
Which leads me to a second word, PARTICIPATE. Be in the moment and do not let life experiences pass by without joining in fully. I tend to sit back and observe but, no more, I am going to stick my neck out and try new things. Failure isn't fatal but missing out on life may as well be.
The third word is CREATE. I will make time to make things. To do art, to write more, to reinvent myself. These will be the words I start with this year when I make a list of goals. A guideline for those goals, so to speak. A spark to keep the fire burning in me. (and restart it if necessary)
To celebrate my 100th post and all my shiny new friends please leave a comment about how you will choose to live this year. Or write a post about it with a link back to me and let me know in the comment section. If a new reader comments from your post I'll enter you twice. I will be working on CREATING a REAL one of a kind gift to send to one of you lovelies for PARTICIPATING. (I'll keep the give away open until Friday at midnight.)
May all your goals and dreams come true this year.
Thanks for becoming my friends and allowing me to share in your lives.
Have a Real Monday, P.
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