Ten "rise above" resolutions for 2013

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~ John Burroughs

  1. Lately I’ve been saying “relax” out loud to myself – then I relax my shoulders and my jaw.  Plan to keep doing this.
  2. Be patient, slow down.  Where do I think I’m “going” anyway? It may seem counterintuitive, but I agree with this Chinese Proverb – If you are in a hurry, you will never get there.
  3. Sing in my car to loud music (I already do this, and my much to my children’s disappointment, I plan to continue).
  4. Release/question thoughts that hurt me or judge others.  They aren’t “truth” - they are thoughts.
  5. Good stuff happening everywhere – see it, talk about it, and be OK with “rose-colored glasses” comments.
  6. Listen – breathe before responding.
  7. Get off the computer earlier.
  8. Let intuition take the lead - The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. ~Albert Einstein
  9. Hold hands with husband and children.
  10. Now, here, be, love, faith, gratitude, smile, repeat.


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