30 December 2007

New Year's Eve, Eve

All is still quiet on the western, eastern, northen and southern front while the last of the holidays moves along and we prepare to greet a new year. Those who make resolutions are scrambling to put everything in order and get ready to spend the next six weeks--I mean the next year--doing better and being better than they were the year before. Good luck with all your endeavors, but I have a suggestion for this time around.

Rather than resolutions, make decisions and follow them up with concrete plans. Don't outline what you hope to do but what you're going to do and how you're going to do it. And in the midst of all that determinaton and accomplishment remember to mix the magical and the mundane and go for broke!

Learn a new language. Then take the experience and build a new world, even if noone ever reads the result but you.
Take up a musical instrument. Then compose a song of a lost civilization.
Look into a craft. Then create an artifact from an alien world.

While you're caught up in what you feed your belly, make sure to feed your spirit and your imagination.
Resolve to play more and laugh more and do something that makes you afraid.
Get out and walk more, it's a great thing, but remember to look for Faerie Folk while you're out there, because they'll be looking for you.
When you finally get yourself organized, make sure you leave space for things with no purpose aside from looking pretty and smelling nice and inspiring you to places you can't get to any other way.

Do all the things that we all do at the beginning of a new year, and then do all the things we should do.

Happy New Year

Happy New You

And Happiness...Just for the sake of Happiness.

New Year's Ramble Done



Anonymous said...

My #1 Decision...right now anyway (and you may find this sounds familiar LOL).

Decide to be Happy rather than right.

Anonymous said...

All very good advice, my sister. I plan to use this next year seeking out and doing things that make me happy and fulfilled, rather than worrying about what other want from me. If I feel good about myself I’m a much better wife, mother, friend, writer, member of my community. It’s about being and living as a whole woman (or man), rather than bits like a broken mirror of what other people see you as.

Sela Carsen said...

That was lovely, Xakara! Thank you! Especially the reminder to have things that do nothing but make you smile. I keep trying to downsize and get rid of clutter -- but some things aren't really clutter if they make you happy.