Thursday, July 24, 2014
Middle Prong - Great Smoky Mountain National Park
To get the background for my 2014 Mantra, you’ll have to go way back to January and read THIS post! Funny thing though – I thought I had it all together and so many things about which to write based on just what I’d learned during 2013. Little did I know what hurdles there were to cross, pain there was to bear, compassion to be learned and love to be shared during the first six months of 2014.
I honestly believe that I could fill each Thursday through year end with a post about a single subject or aspect of my life in which I’ve learned to, been forced to or voluntarily chosen to LIGHTEN UP! But when I wrote the original post in January, I had in mind about six areas to talk about. Boy, has that list ever grown! Over the next several Thursdays, my life is going to become painfully open on every subject from weight, diet, finances, retirement, travel, time management, faith and religion (bet that got some raised eyebrows), blogging, happiness, leisure time, generosity, illness, friendship, spouses (better be careful with that one!), relationships in general, materialism, elder care, etc. And that’s just for starters!
The coolest part about that is I will so look forward to your thoughts and feedback about changes you may or may not be making in your own life. Maybe we can even come up with some congenial controversy. So hang on and prepare to LIGHTEN UP!
NEXT THURSDAY: LIGHTEN UP - DIET AND EXERCISE