A Clean Slate

This is the time when so many make resolutions, only to set themselves up for disappointment. My friend Suzanne Kistler makes two lists at the beginning of a new year: the first list is of the quilts she completed in the previous year; the second is a list of goals for the new year. I think this is an incredibly healthy approach to the clean slate we’re all given on January 1st.

I’ve come to understand that my one-sentence journaling, and even this blog, are my attempts at living my primary goal: Staying in the moment.

“This — this was what made life: a moment of quiet, the water falling in the fountain, the girl’s voice. . . a moment of captured beauty. He who is truly wise will never permit such moments to escape.”  Louis L’Amour

Here are a couple of my recent moments. The Buddha Hand, almost ready to pick.

Some French ribbons turned into a fabric postcard.

What are your goals for 2012?

“Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.”  — Corita Kent

To success!

3 replies
  1. franki martin
    franki martin says:

    I’ve been thinking about what to share…Among others, my goal is to be one who shares kindness in all I do. Easier said than done when you react emotionally to almost everything-the good and the bad! One simple act of kindness can change a life. I’ve seen it happen! You never know what someone is battling, what burden they’re carrying. My kind words, a simple greeting or offer of assistance in some way could turn a person’s whole day around. “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” John Wooden
    God Bless!

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