What If? (a birthday pondering)

DSC_6435My birthday is Saturday.  The years fly by in the breeze faster than I can blink but I am grateful for each and every year that I get to celebrate being on this beautiful earth.

New Year’s makes me ponder how I can do things better and makes me set lofty financial and personal goals.  Autumn makes me rethink what I need and what I don’t need.  It is a cleansing of sorts.  My birthday makes me think of ways that I can live.  How can I take in each day more deeply?  How I can be more present and more compassionate and more alive?  It makes me think…what if?

What if I stopped making a to-do list?  Would anything actually get done?  Instead of cramming sixty-two things into one day, what if each thing was done as I thought of them.

What if I stopped counting every penny?  Would money begin to flow in after I loosened my grip on worry?

What if I stopped circling back every time I began to move forward in my work?  Can I let go?

What if I got a Buddhist hair cut?  Would people think I was sick?  Or ugly?  What if it didn’t matter?  What if I released my appearance and symbolically started anew on my journey?  How fun would that be to not do my hair.  Or to not have a headache every night from hair ties?

Why is cutting my hair or releasing worry or moving forward or not having a to-do list so monumental?

What if I took more time to do yoga and to sit in coffee shops writing or got a bicycle and rode around town?  What if I spent more time in the garden or with my children or reading?  What if I had tea time every day at 4?  What if I cut my hair?

Maybe this is the year of boldness.

Of courage.  Of peace.

of living.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Be bold! (And re: to-do lists: I came across a notion recently that seems to have merit and lands somewhere between overwhelming lists and free form days: use a calendar to plan activities–makes you think in realistic chunks and gives you focus for the day I’m working on that one.) Good luck and happy birthday!

  2. May this year be your year of peace!

    1. Thank you! And growth!

  3. Helen says:

    Happy birthday for tomorrow!

    1. Thank you! I had an amazing weekend.

  4. I saw that you cut your hair. Are you going to do anything else to “release”?

    1. I am being very mindful about releasing fear, the illusion of controlling situations and outcomes, and I am creating more generosity and compassion. (and since you’re my money guru, you know I’m releasing debt, Girl!)

      1. Haha!!! Love it all!!

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