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You can be a maker of magic and a tender of wishes. It’s easy. Answer the wish prompt on your blog and then add a direct link to your post in the box from the link above. Support wishes by visiting other participants, leaving a comment saying “As (insert name) wishes for her/himself, so I wish for her/him also.” It’s that simple. There is great power in wishing together. Let the magic begin!
What do you wish for the New Year?
I’ve been asked a few times over the last few days what my New Year’s Resolution is and for the first time since I can remember, I don’t really have a focus. Many years ago, I stopped doing the list of 10 (or so) New Year’s Resolutions such as quitting smoking, losing weight, etc., etc, within such and such time. Although, thankfully, I have quite smoking many years ago it was not due to a New Year’s resolution specifically. So…quite a few years ago, I started New Year’s “Intentions”–usually one specific but more global thing that I could focus on for the year. An example would be, “My Health”. This has helped somewhat but not completely.
As I said above, this year I hadn’t really gotten around to thinking about my Intention(s) for 2011, but I thank Jamie for being a catalyst to get my mind working after my week’s rest.
I do have wishes and dreams that are always on my mind–just not one specific thing. So…What I wish for the New Year–2011 is:
Improved health–actually, I’d love to have fabulous health in 2011!
I wish to increase my wealth and pay down/off debts
I wish to have increased energy for life
I wish for increased vitality
I wish to wake each day knowing it will be a fabulous day
I wish to talk to myself with positive, loving words
I wish to be a great friend
I wish to be loving and accepting of my family
I wish to be successful, in whatever I focus my mind on
I wish for mindfulness
I wish to create a meditation practice
I wish to focus my creativity inward to inspire my best life (vision boards, authentic creations, etc.)
(Kind of looks like Resolutions to me???, oh well…)
Today, I spent the day organizing and tidying a couple of rooms in my house, which I hope will help me with how I will spend my time on my dreams and wishes. Both of these rooms face west so have delicious afternoon sunshine and light in them.
Instead of having a dedicated spare bedroom, I have moved the spare bed (a futon actually) down to my basement rec room. I have then made one room a dedicated office-slash-craft room. I have the desk facing my window for great light when working on my creative projects. When I wish to use my laptop I can put that on my desk and type away. But, since it’s a laptop I can move it anywhere in the house so my “office” is just where my paperwork is stored. Most of the room is dedicated to my creative juices. It’s not a super colorful room, but it I really like how it’s set up right now–roomy and everything has a place to go. It needs a new paint job and the wall-paper from the previous owner should probably go now, but…here it is…
I also moved all (okay, most) of my books into one room where I can have quiet time to read and reflect. I’ve also decided this will be the room that I can do my vision/dream boards in–supplies are kept in the old-fashioned looking suitcases on the floor and in the closet. In these photos, you also get a look at my love–my precious dog, Ruby–the spot she’s sitting on was supposed to be for the cats, but I guess with the suitcases on the floor, she can reach it…This room also needs a paint job as it’s been through a few changes of what it’s meant for–I still love the color–sage green–just needs to be updated. The chair is also deceptive, it’s actually as big as a love seat, so it’s been renamed the “love chair” by my friends–very comfortable. I think I’ll try my meditating in this room too.
I wish for these rooms to provide the inspiration and quiet space for me to focus my energies to continue to move into my best life!
Tomorrow I will be doing my first vision board of the year with Jamie’s question this week of “What will you say to yourself whenever you look in the mirror this year?
As you all wish for yourself, so I truly wish for all of you!!