Happy 2022! It’s a new year – a time to think about the months ahead. With uncertainty abounding it’s easy to languish. One way I am moving positively into the new year is by taking things I enjoyed in 2021 and bringing them forward. A great joy last year for me was establishing a “Little Free Library”. I get to share my passion for books and enhance neighborhood relationships.
I read this tee-shirt and it made me smile: “Do Amazing Things.” To me, however, “Amazing” does not mean it has to be a mega-sized undertaking. We often psyche ourselves out before we even get started or diminish an accomplishment because it does not meet some huge measurement we have set in our mind.
My suggestion to be “Amazing” and to “be who you want to be” is to do things that are meaningful to you. Big or small, for yourself or others — being amazing to me means being true to yourself.
How are you being amazing?
Summer is a time of fresh fruit, fresh veggies and fresh ideas. Everyday when I check the veggie garden I look for a new strawberry or to see if the tomatoes have ripen. I get excited watching the growth and change in color.
It has made me think about what fresh ideas I can bring to my life, work or play? How can I grow? Summer is a time for embracing the fresh air and a fresh perspective! Disclaimer: no fruit in photo is from my garden but a girl can dream😊
I recently went to a ‘Paint Night’ which to most folks would be viewed as a relaxing and fun activity, especially when you are with your daughter. To me, it created a bit of fear and unease. The reasoning swirling in my head was “What are you doing here? You are not an artist or not even very creative.” The rational part of me thought “Really Lisa… come on now, everyone can paint, just like everyone can sing. It really comes down to embracing imperfection.” This is so true. There is a quote by the artist Salvador Dali that says “Have no fear of perfection