Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Year, New Direction

"It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though limits to our ability do not exist. We are collaborators in creation."

-- Teilhard de Chardin

I have been lax about posting to my blogspots {yes, both of them} during the Christmas season. Once I completed the 120+ hand-made, home-made Christmas cards and got those in the mail and out into the world, I just ... rushed about trying to finish all the other holiday tasks!

Now that I almost feel recovered {yes, RECOVERED} from Christmas, I'm trying to make / find time to contemplate just what I intend to do with the beautiful New Year that lies ahead.

What are YOU going to do in 2009 that's new, different, altered, and most importantly - CREATIVE?

You may not be artistic, you may not even like art -- but you can be CREATIVE in so many ways - you can elect to read a certain author in the new year, in a genre you may have never before explored. That's being creative {and adventurous, too}.

You could choose a different way of relating to another person - someone you'd like to know better, or someone you'd like to get to know from the beginning. You could opt for being more "related" to your family and friends -- remember their special days {birthdays, anniversaries} and you could volunteer to just BE THERE for them when they need a hand to hold {some women do not like going to their mammogram appointments alone ... offer to go along, and then head out for coffee together afterwards, for a nice visit}.

Pick a new walking route, if that's your thing. Take in a new neighborhood from time to time, ON FOOT, and see what others in your community are planting in their gardens. Heck, PLANT a garden for yourself !!!

Try a new recipe once a week - better yet, share it with someone you love.
Learn to KNIT. Take up CROCHET. Finish that embroidered piece you started how-many-years-ago-is-it-now ???!!!

Whatever suits you, I encourage you to do something CREATIVE in the coming New Year.

Me? I'm going to take that Mixed Media art class -- six weeks of bliss -- I can hardly wait !!!

Yours in heading in a new direction in the new year,

Princess Magpie, aka DAH

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