Wednesday, January 06, 2010

New Year

It's a new year and a chance to look, as always, at what old patterns I want to let go and what new ideas/patterns/changes I want to embrace.

Dealing with my ex-husband over the holidays, I realized I definitely want to let go of the last of the fear based thinking/reacting that still lingers in some of our interactions.

Dealing with my daughter, I am so ready to embrace this new friendship and mutual respect between us. I adore the woman she has become!

Dealing with my son, I'm ready to embrace his growing independence from me as he settles more and more into his group home.

As for New Year's resolutions....my tendency is to want safety above all else. The most useful resolution, then, might be to do something new every week. It might be try a new way to cook something or a new place to go or a new way to interact with others or....? The key is just to try new things and thereby expand my comfort zone one a continuous basis.

How about you? What changes are you making? Any resolutions to share?

Sending blessings and safe and gentle (((((((hugs))))))),
April_optimist

11 comments:

jumpinginpuddles said...

learnign to make my own pasta LOL

April_optimist said...

Jumping in Puddles,

You make your own pasta? How cool!

Rising Rainbow said...

No resolutions here per se. Just trying to get through each day and get myself on track.

Happy New Year!

Patricia Singleton said...

Have a glorious 2010.

Just Be Real said...

April thank you for sharing. I never make resolutions. Blessings and hugs back to you dear one!

Paul from Mind Parts said...

There are so many things to want... but safety has to come first. So, I am glad that was number one on your list! Good for you!!

Colleen said...

Balance. I need more balance in my life. More rest, less work.

Mark said...

Happy New Year! It is great to open yourself up to new experiences. There is so much to enjoy!

VICKI IN AZ said...

April,
Like coming to a safe place I have always known, I am back. I have missed reading your words of inspiration.
Thank you tremendously for continual support as I have been struggling.
You kindness is truly a gift.

I want to trust myself even more this year and learn to be more honest.

Your list is inspirational, your optimism contagious!!
Much affection,
Vicki

Marj aka Thriver said...

This is a great list, April. Kudos to you! Now that I'm not so sick (just a little cold left in my nose) I am trying to connect more with people, be more active out in the real world and be more productive. I'm taking my botanical illustration classes again and I'm enjoying that. Thinking of you as the New Year begins and wishing you the best of 2010!

April_optimist said...

Thank you, all of you, for your comments. Vicki, Thanks for your comments on so many of my posts. This is a short response because I want to go catch up on everyone's blogs!