One week into 2017 and I’ve chosen my theme for this year: Living with passion.
No time to waste. I feel it palpably: life is oh so short and oh so fragile. I want to hold everything close and dear. We always say, “Live in the moment.” But do we do it? Really do it?
So! Everything I do, think, eat, clean, plan — I will do passionately. Deeply. Joyfully. And with conscious compassion.
When I talk to people it will be with my full attention. When I sleep, it will be deliciously. When I carry a cup of steaming, milky tea to the sofa for my afternoon read, it will be cozily. I will infuse each moment with its utmost.
In this spirit, I hereby nominate some of my favorite things to the status of my Official Passions: Yoga. Pilates. Meditation. Baking. Cooking. Reading. Knitting. Movies. Traveling. Homekeeping. Fashion. And of course: Writing!
I will celebrate authenticity, intellect, taste and charm. Oh to live like an enlightened yogi — lightly, with humor and full attention, infused with grace.
I will add easy drama and glamour to the simplest moments.
So much is coursing through my mind! I’m not ignoring the hardships in the world. I just looked at The New York Times “year in pictures” to see and feel humankind’s struggles. I can be a witness. I can write checks, volunteer time. So much uncertainty and fear in the air. It is all I can do to uplift my tiny spot on this earth. In my tiny/enormous life, I will practice compassion and beauty. This is how goodness begins.
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