From my friend of many talents, Ellen Greer…
In 2021 I do resolve to try:
To keep love in my heart.
To be as water and flow with the proper perspective; finding joy in the small things I encounter each day.
To remember that fear is not real; it is only in my mind; so I will try to keep perceived problems and worries in perspective.
To remember that loneliness, depression, self-blame and guilt will pass – they are only thoughts, not who I am.
To push myself a little, gently, when inertia engulfs me.
To tear myself away from my books & stories, from Sudoku, FreeCell and Catan, from my comfortable, warm seat on the couch …and Go outside for a walk, make a little art or contact a friend.
To change conditions & circumstances within my grasp (that I feel need changing) and to…adjust to the things that are out of my control.
To remember those less fortunate, the marginalized, the outcasts – and to think about the direct action that requires, whether financial or sweat-of-brow.
To do something for others as often as possible.
To think of ways to foster Peace in my country.
To keep reminding myself that one person’s actions can make a difference.
To relish my family and friends and stay in touch.
To remember and honor the members of my family who are not longer with me.
To be patient, kind, thoughtful and loving to the one person closest to me.
To make a meal occasionally.
To eat smaller portions of real food, mostly plants. And to eat less sugar.
To keep a carrot in sight – games, travel, books, time with friends, etc.
To use my talents.
To laugh more.
To listen to music more often.
To remember that I am as young as I’ll ever be – and let that be enough.