Welcome December! YAY! For some reason, I am delighted for this December this year. I'm breaking out the Christmas cds, planning the soirées, organizing the recipes, and lining up the movies. I find myself invigorated and excited for a change. I like it.
Every year in December, I play one song in particular more often than usual: Counting Crows, "A Long December." I have two favorite lines from the song, one of which is "Maybe this year will be better than the last." I can't help but think, for the most part, this past year was a pretty good year, but that is another post altogether. I have a feeling next year no doubt will be better than this past year, and I eagerly look forward to it as I fondly say goodbye to 2006. Happily, I will let my rational exuberance guide the way to 2007.
On another note, as most of you know, I've declared December the month of "Cleaning House," literally and metaphorically. My motivation finally to do this comes from three different sources: books, a one year mark, and the end of year cliché. I recently read two books, "The Zahir" & "The Four Agreements," on which I'll write some thoughts tomorrow. Both of these novels have inspired me to take action on some issues I have been contemplating endlessly, especially the personal history aspect. I am not sure why, but I am extremely energized and moved by the new ideas I have discovered. The one year mark sheds light on the monumental change in my life, which deserves its own conversation (I'll get to that later). The closing of a year is an obvious one. For the first time in a long time, I feel many issues in my life, heart, and mind are slowing resolving themselves. It's nice to be able to close doors and to move forward with a light heart and an open mind. For sure, this means most of you will receive letters, boxes, as well as tokens throughout the month as I tackle my Karma clean up and my year end clean sweep. I have no problem letting go of my personal history as I prepare to embark on new adventures. Let the good times roll!
First Clean Sweep: "THE" container
First holiday 2006 cd: "A 1940s Christmas"
First holiday 2006 movie: "Home Alone"
First holiday 2006 drink: Eggnog spiked however you like it!
Let's dive right in :)
(Good luck to my friends who are embarking on this journey with me. I know we will make great progress and I'm more than willing to help with the motivation. YAY! Bird, boot camp starts tonight my dear!)
"It's actions-not good intentions-that change your life." David Bach