Every night I go to bed, I have thoughts swirling in my head. Things to do. Scrapbook pages I want to create. Gifts I want to make. Skills I want to learn. And, of course, daily happenings that I don't want to forget, but invariably will by tomorrow morning, only to pop up in a random thought weeks down the road. So, here I am. I may use this blog daily to empty my head and heart before cuddling up in my duvet, or as it may be, I may write in it once a month. Who knows. It is for me, but perhaps something I write or learn may spark a fire in someone else. Perhaps it may quiet a mind or make you feel like you are not alone out there. It is for me. But perhaps it is for you.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Sometimes a word, an idea comes to me without apparent cause or reason. Thoughtfulness is that word this week. We have hosted one and been to two dinner parties in this past week and it is has reminded me how wonderful it is to get together with people for no other reason than to be together. Yes, these dinners were to 'celebrate' Christmas and the New Year in theory, but mostly I appreciated being with friends and family, as these times often seem too few and far apart. So why then does the word thoughtfulness come to mind rather than togetherness? Perhaps because it would be nice to share with those dear to me their importance not only during the season designed for this, but throughout the year. It seems we are so busy living and doing, or at least I am, that I don't find time to simply think of others and their lives - to catch up on a girlfriend's trip to New York, to send well wishes to a colleague whose father is ill, to check in with my new niece and nephew. The thoughts enter my mind, but my tiredness from the day or poor memory due to over-multitasking prevent me from taking action. So, if you are reading this, know that I do think of you. Now I just have to take the next steps...
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