By now most of your holiday decorations are put away, gift exchanges are done and New Year’s resolutions (if you do that sorta thing) are already broken. The turning of the calendar brings a clean slate and a year of new possibilities. Yet, I am feeling stuck. There are significant tasks on my proverbial ‘to do list’ to be completed, there are relationships that still need mending, there are friends and relatives yet to be visited and there is a strong probability I could have a Valentine’s Day Tree this year. Maybe you’re feeling the same way?
The question then becomes how to move forward? Of course, the answers are as plentiful as people in the world. It is a personal choice and motivation comes from within. I’m reminded of a popular quote by American naturalist and nature essayist John Burroughs, “Leap and the net will appear.” But what is left unsaid by Burroughs is faith. Merriam-Webster defines faith as “something that is believed especially with strong conviction” and comes from the Latin word fidere – to trust. Hmm …
Today is someday as Nan would say. I need to stop wallowing and start doing. I must – leap, have faith and the net will appear. Baby steps seem like a good way to begin:
Clean out, Throw out – There is lots of opportunity here. That annoying (continue reading →)