Thursday, January 3, 2013

Beginning Again

Theme Thursday - AGAIN



I love beginnings...the chance to start all over...and so I  welcome this new year. However, I am again  taking  a slightly different direction on the new year's resolution road. As of a couple of years ago,  I have given up making these annual goals because, to tell the truth, it never worked particularly well for me. Instead I have begun attempting new year's  evolutions. You see, there's not quite so much pressure involved.

So, without further delay...this year's evolution attempt is: LOWERING THE BAR OF EXPECTATIONS. I would love to say that I thought this up on my own, but I did not. Instead I borrowed the idea from the very wise Marin County, CA writer, Anne LaMott. There's nothing deep or hugely complicated here. All it really means is to me is LIGHTEN UP, go with the flow, and stop over thinking situations.

Yes, I am going to work on that.

See what else is happening at Theme Thursday.

8 comments:

  1. Nice...I love that idea. Less pressure...more realistic. And I love the photo...gorgeous little new fern leaf!

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  2. Expect the least and you may get the best! Best wishes...:)

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  3. That is a good one! I always tend to over think things and definetly need to lighten up sometimes. Thanks for the great 'evolution'.

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  4. Truly a wonderful idea and it seems it would help anyone to avoid stress. I haven't made any New Year's Resolutions in so many years that I could never even remember when was the last time I every made one. I cannot even think of any that I have every kept. We are so much slower down here than you are up there. Evolution is truly the way to go. I totally love this idea.

    Thanks for sharing this with Theme Thursday. May your weekend be blessed with wonderful things.

    God bless.

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  5. PS...that is a nice camera you have there.

    GBA

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  6. we are resonating in this a bit...one realization for me this year is how much expectation we allow to be put on us by others...and i am trying to be really conscious of that...

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