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A Little of This, A Little of That

Our first day of 2020 included a walk on the grounds of a nearby monastery. As we walked over the snowy paths, noting little tracks of other critters who had visited there before us, I had ample opportunity to mull. What would I like to bring forth from this past year? What would I like to create anew? I offer here a few tidbits of discovery.

First of all, I like the look of “2020”–all that open circular space to jump through and explore. All the new opportunities to “begin again.” To quote Marianne Williamson: “We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.” YES. If only it were that simple… But we can try.

Second, I like the Pantone color of the year: Classic Blue. Chosen to instill “calm, confidence and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.” Okay, 2020, here we come!

Third, when we gathered at various parties this holiday season in the Midwest, we often played games, or worked together on jigsaw puzzles. What fun ways to be with people! I want to do more of that. To begin, I just purchased two small (about 100 pieces each!) puzzles–one of a soft pretzel, the other a chocolate bar– from the “Munchies” series produced by “little puzzle thing.” I look forward to more visits to puzzle land.

Finally, here’s a quote from an Italian calendar that may just have to be one of my mottos for this new year:

“Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto.”

Eat well, laugh often, love a lot.

 

 

 



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