During my rounds I'm finding that a lot of fellow bloggers are tossing resolution lists in favor of creative new ideas for enhancing life and art.
Patti Digh author extraordinaire of Life is a Verb, said that along with taking on, she also thinks about letting go... a negative that is weighting her buoyancy.
This afternoon I read Jen Worden's fabulous post about her selection of a word that will serve as a theme for the coming year.
In December, Lani Puppetmaker started pairing her morning pages (delightful, amazing collages) with a series of Rev O' Lutions, qualities she wants to focus on in the coming year. While on her blog yesterday I watched a powerful video that captured my attention and underscores my beliefs for the coming year, for every day, for life.
I made a list of the values that I want to enhance, strengthen in my art, family and life. Then, when I watched the video I knew I was on the right track. I believe in doing whatever possible to make a difference in this world; I often get frustrated when I poke my head in the media and feel instantly overwhelmed by the problems, issues and wrongs on this planet. So I was delighted to accompany National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones on a global journey as he talks about Celebrating What is Right with the World. Such power. I asked Lani if she minded my borrowing her post, which came to her from Adela, and she said of course - the more who see it the better.
My 'A' words for the year are certainly aligned with Dewitt Jones' philosophy; they are:
Awe (the list is abbreviated of course:)
I'd love your thoughts on the video and any plans you have (or not!) for enjoying the launch of 2010.