-Do not wish to be anything but what you are and try to
be that perfectly. –St. Francis De Sales
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without action is merely a dream. Action without vision
just passes the time. Vision with action can change the
world. –Joel Barkor
- Pablo Picasso
I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas season.
THEME OF THE YEAR
For the past few years I have taken a little day retreat
while the kids and husband are out, to dream and plan the
year. During this session I discover what I want my theme
of the year to be. Every year brings different topics to
light. One year my theme was Health and I had a 52-week
plan to get healthy, losing 15 pounds in the process. Another
year I focused on Organization and revamped my house. Other
year’s are virtues like Grace, Creativity and Joy and most
of my plans throughout the year flowed through that year’s
trait. During the year I track how I am doing in my theme.
I read books on the theme and research. I plan ways to
take action on my theme. This year my theme of the year
is self-care. What is yours?
Take time this weekend to discover what you want this year
to be about.
- What is frustrating you?
- What do you long for?
- What character trait do you want to improve?
- When you are quiet, what word keeps popping into your
My theme of the year
This year I have just
started a Life Makeover Group. We will be going through
the weekly lessons in Cheryl Richardson’s book Life Makeovers.
We begin Jan. 6th. If you are interested visit:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lifemakeover03 or subscribe
by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-Care Tips for January:
Clean out a junk drawer
Buy a fresh pine wreath to enjoy the smell
Start a quote book of favorite quotes
List 10 things you want from this coming year
things console us because little things affect us.
Relationship Ideas for January:
Watch morning cartoons with your kids
Thank your partner for things he/she does
Write your thank you notes
Call a friend to get together for breakfast
Sometimes you have to
be silent in order to be heard.
I encourage you this month to dream, to create a nurturing
environment for yourself and to listen to the people around
Beth Dargis, personal and
Written by Life Coach, Beth Dargis
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