Monday, December 31, 2007

GIFTS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Instead of New Year's Resolutions I am making a list of Gifts.

I am going to give the gift of one hundred letters, cards or handmade post cards to others this year. I made a list recently and there are honestly almost one hundred people I want to write to so if I accomplish this it will be because I want to do it, not because I feel I should.


A dear friend gave me a gratitude journal for Christmas and I am going to fill it with the wondrous things in my life. Family, friends, my own miracles, insights, little things like a sprouting seed or big things like the mountain with clouds chasing across the face.

I am going to give myself the gift of all the things that fill me up. Watching the snow fall. Listening to the rain. Holding some one's hand. I will drink in the gift of friendship and pour it back. I will listen to compliments and not say things like, "Oh, it was nothing." Or, "No, I'm not." I will say, "thank you," and give myself the gift of remembering and treasuring them in my heart. I will give honest compliments, too.

I'm going to give myself the gift of slowing down, letting the silence take over, stop filling my life with information and start listening to what I already know, deep down in my spirit. I am going to trust myself.

I am going to give the gift of writing. This I give to myself and maybe someone else will benefit too. I may paint too but if I don't I'm not going to fret about it.

There are a couple of more things on the list but they are pretty private, I am honest and let you see into my soul but not all the way. Even my family doesn't see all the way, only God. As I accomplish these things I may blog about them. I may not.

I wish all who come here a wonderful year, full of bright promise. May the bright still be shining next December 31st. May your lives be filled with Joy and the knowledge of who you really are.

4 comments:

Ekim said...

Lynne, I hope you and your family have a happy, safe, and healthy 2008.

Victoria said...

Sounds like 2008 will be wonderful for you! I might steal some of your ideas here. =)

Happy New Year!

Cindy said...

I love your gifts!! I kept a gratitude journal for a while. It is a wonderful thing to do, I need to find it and add to it!!
Happy New Year!! I look forward to reading more of your blog in this new year.

Kathy said...

I love that idea of 100 letters. The gratitude journal is a wonderful thing to look back through in a few years.
May you be blessed richly this New Year.