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