Thanks to Paula for a little light challenge, some fun to get the day started…
For two pins, at this very moment, I’d don my astronaut suit; with its faded stripes, fuel up my craft on lemonade and take an extended space trip, leaving others to fill the gaps in their expectations… they so clearly think I’m expected to fill… LOL!
Anyone feel the same and want to join me for a space party here on Create Space?
Christmas has been family orientated, restful and restorative. Today I want to wish you a very happy New Year and share my word for the new year ahead.
The word I want to focus on is JOY. I want to continue what was my new focus on GRATITUDE over the last twelve months and develop it into GRATITUDE that highlights the JOY in my life!
I want to find JOY in the ordinary. I want to find joy when I wake up every morning to help me shift the NAT (negative automatic thought) that always tells me I’m exhausted despite what should have been adequate sleep. I want to find JOY at every opportunity, no matter how my body feels and I want to do my best to bring that feeling of JOY into the lives of those around me!
Here is some of the JOY that I found already today…
A lie on in bed, reading blogs, reading and replying to amazing comments, a lazy breakfast with no eye on the time and surrounded by family, an unexpected hug of appreciation and writing this post to share with you!
What brought JOY into your day? How did you share it with others?
Thank you to all my wonderful blogging family for your company over the past twelve months. I’ve got to know so many amazing friends! I’ve really enjoyed your comments and I can’t say loud enough, how much I appreciate your encouragement and engaging conversations!
When I look back on the past year or two of blogging and consider this particular post, PRIVILEGE…
I feel even more privileged than I did back then. I feel privileged because I’ve come to know myself better by sharing my thoughts and feelings.
I’ve gained some new and life changing perspectives from insightful comments received from you wonderful bloggers.
I feel really privileged because an unexamined life is like a broken circle or a half circle, you think there’s a piece missing. I’m slowly realising that I am a full circle, I’m seeing that the pieces were there all along, just out of view! I’m enjoying this process, this unique journey and I’m no longer worried about who I will become because I am, I already am!
Do you feel privileged? What makes you feel privileged? Has your view of privilege changed in the past year or two?
And in the middle of all this beauty and relaxation I’m taking one minute to be really grateful and mindful of this beautiful weather. It has been a long winter and a sunny day lifts everybody’s spirit! It’s heart-warming to hear conversations and laughter blowing on the breeze and to see families spending time together, outdoors, soaking up the sun, building sand castles and swimming or surfing in the sea. It also brings back many fond memories of holidays spent on the beach with our two children when they were young.