Halfway through January

P1130998little treeWe spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.” ~Ellen Goodman

Funny how, after January 1st (at least around here) we tend to think less about the potential that is waiting for us in January.  In these short cold days we not only have the potential to clear out accumulated “stuff” in our homes but in our lives as well.

Is there a project you’ve been thinking of starting, or a painting you thought of creating?  Perhaps beginning to keep a journal or learn something new?  When it is too cold and blustery to go out (or for my friends in the southern hemisphere…too HOT to go out) you can carve out a parcel of time and give it to YOURSELF…and in that way you can enrich the lives of others.  Time to plan, learn, dream…time to grow.  Like the plants that lie in wait under the winter snow.  No excuses – you are as important as anyone else that you care for.  Do you believe it?

Just do it!

3 thoughts on “Halfway through January

  1. Following along the stream of consciousness set by the tenor of your blog – I offer this:
    Again, I say: Amen!
    I started with a spot:
    I cleaned it up.
    I found a tear and sewed it up!
    I burrowed into a corner of the living room
    and then the next day, another
    and another
    and another….
    Off I went into the dining area~
    and cleaned beneath the fireplace,
    behind the louvered door,
    the solid door…
    the pocket doors
    and all the corners
    and under the carpets
    and thought like my life-
    one step addressed at a time!
    An inspiration from meager
    household chores…
    teaching me a solution concerning
    keeping my “house” in order!

    ~ Karen M. Tylutki
    January 17, 2015

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