I’m pretty hesitant to write anything that is really meaningful to me because when I reread it sounds so silly and flippant and well, just grr. But I wanted to write about New Year’s Resolutions.
I received a book for Christmas called “The Gentle Art of Domesticity” and after reading it cover to cover, I will tell you it’s not that great. However, to pick up the book and flip through it, I am truly inspired. I’m not sure if it’s the pictures or quotes…
Based on this (and a number of other boring little stories), I decided this year would be a year of inspiration. I would look for things that inspire me, whether to create, change my lifestyle, or write a letter. A sort of “out with the bad thoughts, in with the good”…but on a deeper level.
Being the list-person that I am, I created a number of ways to stay passionate about this “inspiration” stuff. One way is with books. Linus and I have way too many books– some are on bookshelves, others in boxes but I have a few books set up on my little desk that inspire me. Just to name a few: the book I mentioned earlier, a book called “Stocking Up” (about preserving the foods you grow naturally), Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis, and the Bible. I also have a folder on the desk filled with little clippings, stories, etc that have made want to create, be a better person, or think thoughts that’s others don’t challenge me to think. Whenever I have downtime, I’m tempted to watch television, or I’m ready 15 minutes early for church, I just walk over and flip through one of those books or articles.
So, maybe it’s not a New Year’s Resolution…but it’s a theme. The theme for 2009 is inspiration.
Do you have themes that run through your life? Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions?
(The first two pictures came from stock.xchang. The last one from the blog Poetic Home–one of my new favs!)