“You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by” — James Matthew Barrie
The Last Day of January
If you haven’t broken all your New Year’s resolutions by now, I want to know your secret.
As January’s freakishly cold weather for most of the country slips past into February’s what will the days ahead be like, I ponder on my past month’s accomplishments, which of course includes already breaking most of my New Year’s resolutions.
Thankfully, however, I’ve finally learned that acknowledging what I did get done is more rewarding and encouraging than beating myself up for all the things I didn’t do.
That actually was a 2013 resolution that became easier to do as the days slipped by. I don’t know about you, but I can’t live every day as I’ve planned it in my daybook.
For example, on today’s list I have four writing projects that need to be done, house chores, a trip to the library, art projects that include making two cards for upcoming family birthdays, and half a dozen more trivial things.
I know that marking a line through each item when completed will give me great satisfaction. But I also know the wisdom of James Barrie’s words.
Finding time to enjoy playing and walking with my canine companion, and smelling the flowers along the way, and leaving time to watch the hummingbirds at my feeder, or simply letting my frantic brain think about nothing for a while, is just as important as what is actually on my to-do list.
I hope you do, too. Have a great last day of January.
Bean’s Pat: Craves Adventure http://tinyurl.com/khs4jkx Words to live by.