Happy New Year, to my Blogosphere beloveds!
I’m fashionably late, as always, but let’s hope that my buoyant and well-meaning wishes bring you warmth. Know that I have thought of you all and miss the circumlocutions of your minds and words. You bring me joy, enlightenment, inspiration, humor and a world of differing perspectives at times when they are most needed. For that, I am thankful.
I look forward to 2014 with a renewed commitment to my writing and that means you’ll be seeing more of me in my ongoing quest for sanity in a world gone mad. Yeah!
I wanted to share the following poem which is a great source of inspiration for me and a perfect start to the New Year…
Courage not only means being able to do something new.
It also means taking steps to “be” someone new.
Some of us talk a great deal
because we are afraid we won’t be heard.
Others, never say anything
in fear of saying the wrong thing.
Some of us, are overactive and hyperactive
because we fear missing out.
There are those of us who are withdrawn,
in fear of messing up.
One of the first steps in developing
a courageous outlook and approach to life
is being able to look at ourselves,
attitudes and patterns.
Courage enable us to examine.
Examination enables us to choose.
Courage is more than a forceful,
aggressive, bold outward action.
At it’s most infinite level,
courage is an in-depth,
which leads to alteration and application
of a new way to be.
Wishing you courage, peace and passion!
A member of the “It’s Too Damn Cold Committee”