It is a new year. A new year to start my resolutions….again…
Lose 10 lbs, start running again….eat healthier….blah, blah, blah.
I have been making those same resolutions for 30 years or more, with some success…more or less.
But this year I have different resolutions. Not necessary resolutions, but changes. Changes I think I can keep with some kind of consistency.
For the last several years, I have had a word for the coming year. Last year it was Courage. I needed a lot of courage to get through the things that were thrown at me. I needed courage to stay strong, true to myself and learn to trust, believe and let go.
and I made it through and for that I am GRATEFUL. That is my word for the year…Grateful. Grateful that I came through the inane maze without going crazy. Grateful that my faith helped me believe in the goodness of people, believe in myself and others. To know that the world is full of kindness and graciousness … Beauty and bravery.
I still need to lose 10 lbs, start running or at least exercise more, eat more healthy, etc. etc. But more importantly, I want to be in the moment, to REALLY pay attention to the small, beautiful things around me. Slow down, stay true to myself and not get so twisted with stupid stuff that doesn’t really matter in the long run.
I will take a lesson from my cows. Enjoy the day, eat well, sleep well and be friendly with those around me.
I am excited about 2014. Good things are going to happen.
Thanks for stopping by!
This is beautiful, Cindy. This is exactly how I feel – grateful.
We came through a very long and difficult time. Lost jobs. Lost home. Dear loved ones who’d passed. And yet, through it all, there was always this feeling of great love and protection. I’d never have known it if we’d hadn’t gone through so much loss.
I’m with you. Still haven’t lost that 10 lbs. Talking about eating better now that I’ve stuffed all those Christmas cookies down for the year. Can’t really run anymore… getting too old for that. But I’m grateful. And when living in the moment, we see even more to be grateful for.
Happy New Year… it’s going to be a good one.
Lin, 2013 taught me many lessons. Good and bad. You are right, if we don’t go through trying times, we aren’t grateful for what is really important.! I hope 2014 brings you much happiness! xo Cindy
How I agree with you Cindy, HOW I AGREE! And I hope to write my next post on what I want to put my mind on more this year.
Your cows are just precious. Their faces are so lovely, and nature in general (at least animals of this gentle temperment!) have always slowed me down, make me weep at times, and entertain me! You are so fortunate to have a home and farm to keep such lovely friends, who talk to you with those eyes. I WANT A COW! teeehehee…
HAPPY NEW LIFE TO YOU CINDY! Anita
Anita, I love my cows! They bring me so much joy. I have learned many lessons from them,! As you mentioned, we can learn so much on how to live a better life by just watching nature!
I look forward to reading your blog post! Happy New Year! xo Cindy
Wishing you all the best in 2014!
Good afternoon Cindy! It’s so nice to see your visit today! I am home yet again due to state-wide school cancellations. The cold weather has frozen all school functions these past two days!
It’s been a great way to STOP and watch nature outside my window. And again, when I open up your page to see these cows, my heart just melts. They are some of the most beautiful creatures on earth, not to mention, they provide us with some of my favorite FOODS! teeheeeee – thank you, ladies for cheese, yogurt and ice cream!
Have a splendid day, Cindy!
This is so beautiful, Cindy.
I love and applaud your 2014
word, your outlook on the new
year ahead, and YOU!
I always leave your blog so
inspired by your gorgeous photos
and your sweet heart.