|print by tammy olsen|
Now I admit that just because I learned a lesson doesn't mean this isn't a process - nothing is so black and white these days for any of us.
This isn't 3rd grade where our times tables were burned into our brains
(except 7X8 - why do I always have to think about that one and by "think" I mean add 7 to 49 ... with my fingers)
things are much more fluid now.
Maybe lesson #7 next year will scream - BRING BACK THE VISION BOARD! Maybe not.
I am trusting now that life has bigger plans for us, bigger dreams than we can wrap our arms around right now - stuff we can't see yet because maybe there are still a few twists and turns in the road ahead.
This isn't about not setting any goals (well maybe it is in some ways) but about making the goals more about how I want to feel than where I want to be or what I want to happen (which has always felt a little like spiritual manipulation ala the secret) -
I will trust that if I just choose joy in the moment I will bring more joy into my life. If I choose more abundance in the moment (yes, I'm buying the damn blueberries even when they are $3.49 a pint!) I will bring more abundance into my life - I don't need to dictate how that abundance will be delivered.
I will take a lesson from my 3 year old niece Elise - who when bike riding on a windy day and told she needed a hat said, "I don't need a hat. I need a pin wheel."
I will make myself a pinwheel. Hell, I'll make myself a whole basket-full of them.