I’m not expecting great things from 2013. I’m not being negative just, I feel, realistic.
I’m caring for an aged parent who will either die, or require another level of care and believe me the amount of care already has a significant impact on my life and wellbeing.
And my youngest, recently diagnosed, will have moments of health, maybe even months, but this condition is never going away. Not yet in remission so we haven’t quite learnt how to deal with it all yet, or what it means in the long term let alone next week. I don’t make resolutions, I’m not looking forward with excitement, and, when thinking about it all one day at a time, Happy New Year from the Green Study resonated with me. Before reading that I hadn’t planned a new year post as such..
Other words that made me pause, and smile, today..
Mindful Writing Challenge – what a lovely idea, collecting small stones each day this month – I’m in!
And Eliz’s Welcome to 2013: Tips for a Happy Healthy Year with her gift of twelve wishes for anyone who reads…thank you Eliz :-) One for each month? This month I should accept ‘hope’ from the list and try to lift my spirits and project a happier year than my heavy heart expects.
To answer the question in your post – I did something lovely to start the year yesterday. I visited the nearby big park and breathed in the oxygen the trees gave out, awed by their size and grace. Discovered a little piece of it previously unwalked by me while looking for the proposed labyrinth site. Walked, meditated, smiled. Took a little time out to breathe.