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“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” ~ Joseph Campbell

 Pink Milk Nights and Looking Forward

As I sit writing this post, I’m drinking a cup of herbal tea heavily laden with orange blossom honey.  Looking out my bedroom window, I see the Oquirrh  Mountains which are blanketed with lavender snow and touched by peach colored clouds. Heaven. Tonight promises to be a “Pink Milk Night.

When my children were young we made a special treat when the evening sky was pink. Grenadine syrup and milk; aka “Pink Milk.” Happy memories of days gone by fill my mind as I ponder the year to come.

I don’t know what this year will bring and I have learned to be careful about exerting too much will over the future. This year I look to principles rather than outcomes

Rather than lose 20 pounds… I choose health.

Rather than going to Europe… I choose mind-expanding adventure.

Rather than cleaning and de-cluttering my home… I choose simplicity.

Rather than saving and making more money… I choose abundance.

Rather than gaining 1000 readers… I choose authenticity.

Rather than folding 1000 cranes… I choose creativity.

Rather than being confident… I choose courage.

Rather than being efficient with my time… I choose to be mindful.

Rather than striving for perfection… I choose balance.

Rather than numbering the ways I will serve… I choose compassion.

Rather than reading countless books…I choose inspiration.

Rather than trying to fix what is wrong… I choose happiness.

Tonight may you begin the journey of finding the life that is waiting for you in 2014. Happiest of New Year‘s to you my dear friends.