What a start to 2014! A week filled with blizzards, -20ish Celsius temperatures, and 8h plus power outages. If you are one of those peoples whom New Year’s resolutions include an improved positive attitude towards life then you did not had to wait long to have such put to test.
I also wrote my set of 2014 resolutions or as I like to call them, intentions. Intention is a word that for me drives inspiration and permits flexibility. While I believe we should aspire and work to achieve our goals, I also trust we should allow ourselves to adjust, without judgment, our motivations during the 365 days. Each winter solstice I write 10 intentions for the following year, as I learned from my Reiki teacher. They are as general has “waking up with a smile” to the very explicit “grow a herb garden in my front yard”. Another intention is to create and maintain a vision board. Chris liked the idea and it became a little family project.
The snowy and freezing weather that kept us indoors allowed a lot of time to start working on our vision boards. We gathered all our old magazines and started collecting images, words, and phrases that caught our attention. A bit different but a more creating approach from the typical vision board where one searches for images that emphasizes the year’s resolutions. We are not done yet and I am still not sure how the first version of the board is going to look like. But this also proved to be a great way to get rid of the several magazines that were collecting dust in various spots of the house.
Intention list or not I wish you a joyful 2014!