Setting dreams & intentions instead of resolutions

“What if you could be anything, or anybody, you chose to be? Think about it. What would you choose to be?”   …   Nido Qubein

I kind of like the end of the year… it gives a chance to look back and see what was … and to look forward and imagine what might become.  I’m not just talking about “resolutions” here but about the dreams that became a part of my life, the ones that slipped away and the ones that I recognized really belonged to someone else’s path.  I figured out a long time ago that resolutions tend to be “Shoulds” in disguise.

In this moment … at this time … I am intending … I am dreaming … and I am looking forward … because realistically … that’s the only direction that we can travel anyway!  (Unless you happen to be Dr. Who and you have a T.A.R.D.I.S. time-machine stored in your garage … in which case you should definitely contact me.)  I am dreaming of a healthy year, filled with fun, love, good friends and published, uplifting and helpful books.  My plans loosely include regular time in the local pool to help strengthen my leg … gentle yoga classes to stretch said leg … lots of writing … some painting and photography … co–creating and rebuilding my Senior’s Home Care business with Life … and last but not least finding my soul’s partner … not too shabby for someone who doesn’t believe in “resolutions”!

During the last three years, in the midst of medical crisis after medical crisis I’ve had a lot of time to ponder “what would (I) choose to be if (I) could be anything, or anybody” whom I chose to be.  What I’ve decided is that first and foremost … I choose to be the best person whom I can be … more loving … more capital “U” understanding … a whole lot less judgmental: of both myself and others … a lot better listener: to those around me; to me and to Life (thus leading to better Understanding!).  Faithful Fran and Sunshine Sue assure me that better Life-listening skills will lead me to my next set of desires … that of assisting others to rediscover and realize their own dreams … to share insights, inspiration and hope with those whose medical journeys are taking them down similar roads to the ones which I travelled … and to simply be in the right place at the right time to share Life with life.   So … got to run … Life and I are holding a planning session with Fran, Sue and Perky Polly … and it looks to be an amazing one!

Arinaste Everyone (from my heart to your heart)



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4 Responses to Setting dreams & intentions instead of resolutions

  1. Susie says:

    People tend to look upon New Years as a reflection on their failures and a promise to try to do better. That’s all well and good, but the reflections of the past year should be one of learning and acceptance, not of any failures. We can’t change the past, but we can learn from it and try to move forward in a changed direction trying to follow and discover our Happiness path.
    May the New Year bring us all good health, good surprises and much happiness and enlightenment with an abundance of Love and Goodwill towards others.

    • Susanne says:

      Hi Sue! I agree wholeheartedly … what is a “failure” anyway? As George Clooney once said: “The only failure is not to try.” I am looking forward to experiencing a year filled with joyful encounters, great surprises and uplifting sharing of Self. May the new year bring you all of the delights that Life has to offer. … Susanne

  2. Richard Geer says:

    Yeah, no ‘shoulds’, just ‘i intend this just cuz i feel like it, AND i have no issues around it, any more than i have issues around chocolate pudding, I’m not a failure if i don’t eat chocolate pudding, i just want some when i want some.’

    sail on, silvergirl….

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