Upon wishing me “Happy New Year” this morning, my mother proceeded to ask if I had any resolutions. My answer was “no”. However, I’ve come to believe this is not the case. I do have one very important resolution – to thrive.
The dictionary defines thrive in this way:
[thrahyv] Show IPA
verb (used without object), thrived or throve, thrived or, thriv·ing.
to prosper; be fortunate or successful.
to grow or develop vigorously; flourish: The children thrived in the country.
1150–1200; Middle English thriven < Old Norse thrīfast to thrive, reflexive of thrīfa to grasp
It feels as if I have simply been existing. And, I want more.
I long for vibrancy, electricity, passion and grand moments of exultation.
I want to know that every breath I take, from this moment on, means something.
Sadly, I’ve come to realize that life is much too short.
Within the blink of an eye, we’re suddenly older, or sicker or simply too tired to care.
I don’t want to wake up some day and realize that this magical ride known as life has simply been siphoned away.
I no longer want to let fear hold me back. Instead, I want to use the fear to vault into the unknown. Fear means you’re doing something right, right? It means you’re stepping out of the comfort of the known and plotting a course into a realm of possibility. And yes, there’s always a bit of failure along the way, but it’s no longer okay to let setbacks rule my existence, or the journey I will make for myself.
So, I am resolute. I want to live, thoroughly, compassionately, passionately and fully.
This is my 2014 life resolution.
My new beginning.
And yes, I suddenly have the urge to say “Live long and prosper”. I never said I wasn’t a Geek.
I forgive myself.
Therefore I will let go of disappointment with kindness.
Inviting and allowing in the manifestation
of beauty and greatness instead.
With this clarity comes the realization
that my divinity still exists
The years of struggle and wrong choices are over.
I embrace the change.
It is –
And the new-found freedom of heart
lightness of being
So, I will journey forth
accepting all the universe offers.
I can see the light
it illuminates the possibilities
they are endless.
I promise to:
take the road less traveled –
make decisions out of love instead of fear –
do something daily that challenges my soul –
There are new, crisp, pages to write on
so let’s start now …
The baked apple that is.
Healthy doesn’t have to mean boring!
Baked apple with cinnamon and walnuts!
The perfect accompaniment too a somewhat soggy day …