“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.