I’ve been busy getting ready for the holidays. That includes keeping up with clients that order at the last minute (hmm, sounds like someone I know… me!). During this time, my mind has been free to ponder what I want for Christmas and the New Year.
Health… I haven’t been very healthy this past year.
The greatest wealth is health. ~Virgil
Energy… This goes with health. When I’m not healthy, I have no energy. I really, really want to feel energetic this year.
The hardest work is to go idle. ~Yiddish Proverb
Sleep… This goes with energy and health. I need more unbroken sleep to be healthy and energetic.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~Irish Proverb
Patience… I have very little patience lately.
One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life. ~Chinese Proverb
Determination and Perseverance… There are a number of things that I want to accomplish: BC’s education, maintain and build friendships, stay on a budget, get my diet and exercise underway, design a college course, rebuild my relationship with MC… these aren’t in any kind of order.
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence. ~Honoré de Balzac, “Scnes de la vie Parisienne,” La Maison Nucingen, 1838 (this one is for MC)
Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. ~Earl Nightingale
Humor… I lost my sense of humor along the way. If you happen across it, please send it back my way!
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place. ~Mark Twain
What do you want for the New Year?