As you reflect back on the happenings of 2012, what are your high points and what are your low points? What do you notice as you look back on the year as a whole? (Author: Carolyn Rubenstein)
being settled in my own thoughts,
and loved by those whom I love,
and comfortable in my surroundings if not yet my own skin,
and curious about things and people around me,
and accepting of things I can't change,
and aware of the agendas of others,
and open to new ideas and opportunities,
and trusting my intuition and instincts, far too long repressed,
and determination to do the right - if hard - things,
and discerning of those people and things I invite into my life,
and honest to those who deserve it,
and judgmental of things that threaten,
and brave enough to face my fears,
and surrounding myself with kindness and respect,
and dreams that bring clarity and insight.
Onward to embracing more patience, attempting more spontaneity, holding my tongue when the argument is not worth the effort, no longer apologizing for listening to the music I like or watching the movies I enjoy - indeed, no longer avoiding the things in life that brings me joy for fear of ridicule.
This year was the year I returned to me. This version is older and slower but a smarter and kinder, too. I think I like this version, though I do have to work on a few things to encourage contentment and improve my fitness.