Patience is virtue that I intend to cultivate to a much larger degree in 2011, whether with my naughty, naughty kittens, or with work and creative projects that seem to creep forward like the flow of ketchup from a brand new bottle . . . sloowwly. Patience is potentially one, among several, 'themes' for 2011 - one word centerpieces around which I will build my daily plans. I had such wonderful success with my 'gratitude theme' that launched in 2008 and continues today. I want to continue to focus on both broad themes, as well as specific 'Daily Resolves', as they complement one another so well. Gratitude is now a permanent theme in my life, thanks to I Resolve To . . . I continue to show gratitude for all that I have and all that I am by 'giving back' with 'Daily Resolves' in three important ways: Contributing time and money for a breast cancer cure (by walking 60 miles and raising money, or volunteering for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure 3-Day Walk in Washington, DC), working to protect the environment, and engaging in premeditated acts of kindness.
It is my tradition to begin mulling my resolutions for the New Year in September when the kids head back to school. I have been thinking and plotting and planning for several months and am very excited about the coming New Year and the blank slate that it will bring. While I have not had the luxury of devoting large chunks of time to posting at I Resolve To . . . (the blog) in the second half of 2010 (as I normally do), I have been taking small daily steps toward my dreams, goals and and resolutions. An expansion in my primary business, as well as 'change' in other areas of my life, made it impossible to show up here every day. That said, work on my dreams and resolutions continued, and I will get caught up and post all of my resolution-photos for the year. Setting aside my beloved creative projects (and some of my dreams) was very difficult, but very necessary as I needed to 'grow' other areas of my life. I am so happy to be back!
With all of this in mind, I intend to begin cultivating more patience with the kittens, even when they have gnawed through my very last nerve! I will 'Gently Urge Simon To Stop Using My Toothbrush' (I gave him his own!), as part of my Second Annual I Resolve To . . . Challenge: 365 Resolutions For Health & Happiness. Why not join me? The objective is very simple: Do at least one thing each and every day to promote health and happiness for 'YOU'. Banish the 'Someday, Someday, Someday Syndrome'. Instead, make every day New Year's Day. Make every day count with 'daily resolves'. The list of possibilities is infinite and can be tailored to your own dreams, resolutions and daily goals. If you need some help - a little nudge, a bit of inspiration, tips, advice, and news about the best ways to make resolutions a reality - please use IResolveTo.Com as one of your resources. To see my personal 'Health & Happiness Tapestry', click through my 2009-2010 Photo-Resolutions, each one documents my journey toward greater health and happiness! Resolve365 in 2010.
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Kim M. Simpson - December 5, 2010
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