Sometimes when I am going about my day, this blog writes itself in my head. It’s not a planned thing. The words just start appearing. And then they start multiplying and rearranging themselves in proper order.
Sometimes there is a rabbit trail of thought which I store for another day. Sometimes I remember the alternate post, but sometimes not. I don’t worry too much about it.
I’m learning to trust the process and believe that the important stuff will reappear at the appropriate time. I rarely sit down without a piece already started in my head, but do occasionally if nothing has presented itself for a while.
I think those times of writing “drought” may be an indication that I’m too busy and not listening to myself…not allowing enough time for thoughts and dreams and ideas…or that they are being drowned out by too much busyness and reality.
And that thought has led me inadvertently to my slogan, theme, or plan for the next year…
I started making an intentional focus for the new year a couple of years ago.
The first idea was “to be the change I wished to see in my world”.
Last year was “turn my cants into cans and my dreams into plans”.
This year I think I’m going with “Re-think, Re-imagine, and Reflect.
These are the words that have been running through my head the last couple of days.
Now I have the words I’m going to use. The exact details aren’t clear, but I’m going to spend some time with a journal this week and think about and imagine the possibilities…
As for today, I’ve decided to start my new year now.
It is a beautiful day…warm and spring-like…it feels like a beginning.
The bees are busily buzzing on my front porch looking for any jasmine flowers that made it through the last freeze.
Lots and lots of tiny birds are flying from a thicket that edges my yard to the bird feeder hanging by my front window.
As I was standing quietly on the porch the bees and birds flew past me going about their business. The buzzing bees and humming wings were the only sounds I heard.
How many times have I missed this scene outside my own door?
How many times has the noise of my life been all that I’ve heard?
It bothers me that my focus is so much on what is going on right around me and that I don’t spend enough time looking and listening and being still…
Today is a new day.
It’s a good day for beginning anew…for thinking, imagining and reflecting.
Today will be spent creating order from the chaos that is leftover from the Christmas festivities and creating pages in a new journal.
Today will be spent ridding myself of some clutter…both physical and mental.
Today will be spent in some busyness and some idleness.