Enjoy Life More

I am writing with a message of thanks to all of you in my community. I am grateful for you all and truly value the connections we do have in this world wide web. Everyone seems to have so much going on all the time. Sometimes it seems like getting real time with people takes a lot of planning or effort.  Just scheduling one call often takes way too many back and forth messages, am I right?  Ridiculous! I swear things did not used to be like this. Back in the day we used to just pick up the phone and call someone, even without caller ID!  I just thought of that the other day when I was remembering prank phone calls. Do you miss this? No, I don’t mean prank phone calls (though that was fun), but that real time connection. I cherish the time I get to have with close friends and family, the practitioners I am fortunate enough to receive from, and the time with my clients. Our in-person, hands-on time, and/or phone sessions around the world keep us anchored in ourselves and to the life force running through us. We share a desire to live life more fully. 

Every year Americans have this “tradition” of New Year's resolutions. I don’t partake in quite the same way. I set goals, and focus on dreams, visions, and intentions at different times all year long.  This feels so much more natural to me.  I found this list created by one poll and shared by a colleague. It made me both laugh, roll my eyes, and feel somewhat sad all at the same time. How many of you have had some of the following New Year's resolutions, but never "completed" them?

1. Exercise more (38%)
2. Lose weight (33%)
3. Eat healthier (32%)
4. Take a more active approach to health (15%)
5. Learn a new skill or hobby (15%)
6. Spend more time on personal well-being (12%)
7. Spend more time with family and friends (12%)
8. Drink less alcohol (12%)
9. Stop smoking (9%) “Getting healthy” (which, to me, includes all things on this list) will probably always be 'trending’ in some way or another.

So how about instead of a New Year's resolution - start a new year's revolution and decide to ENJOY LIFE MORE. Just that. We can do this every day. Accept where you are, exactly as you are, and know that you are where you need to be. You actually are fully capable of taking one step at a time towards conquering your goals/dreams/visions etc. We are all creative beings and we all can find ways to enjoy life more, every day. 

It is still the darkest time of year and so much creation happens in the darkness. The barren trees are deeply rooted beneath the cold soil, getting ready for spring. Babies are made in the dark. A pearl is made in an oyster, and a pie in a dark oven. I hope however you choose to step into the new year, creating your life (yes even in the dark places), that you are able to remember the daily steps which inevitably turn into the changes you need. Cheers to you all!