Re-reading my 2018 journal entry, I see that I wrote: “I am content.”
In 2019, I did a lot of stuff, traveled a few places, wrote a whole lot, read 37 books, spent too much time on Netflix, and laughed a lot.
I hope to do more of the same in 2020.
Another entry that I read in my reflection is this, a part of a poem by Esther Cohen, Writer, and Poet in New York City. I loved the intent then, and now. I say ‘YES’ to this:
I’ll try instead to hear more music,
to open my arms wider,
to read more
of other people’s beautiful sentences
and write a few myself.
For 2020, Ms. Cohen wrote a few verses of what she won’t do, which made me laugh because I’m like-minded. Here’s an excerpt:
I will not sign up for a Tai Chi class
even though more or less everyone
says it’s a Good Idea. Tried a few times.
I will not stop eating
gluten, sugar, and everything else white.
So, ‘NO’, I will not go on Keto, or take Pilates, or keep up with Facebook or Instagram, or be unkind, or burn myself out, or burn someone else out.
‘YES,’ I will read, I will write most days, I will take a chance, visit abroad, hike a little more, binge Outlander Season 4 and whatever else I love on Netflix/Hulu, and I will partake of dark chocolate and red wine.
I like the simplicity of saying ‘YES’ to ideas/actions and ‘NO’ to others, especially without guilt or anger.
Now go fill a few lines in a notepad with “I’m saying YES to:” and “I’m saying NO to:”
Here’s to the YES’s and to the NO’s. May you be filled with light, love, and laughter!
3 thoughts on “What are Your Yes’s and No’s for 2020?”
My New Year wish is simple. Take the grandchildren to the many lakes nears, the waterfalls and have many pool days. We must keep in shape. Maybe more long walks at the Metro beach. Good health and more family time. Is my New Year resolution.
What a touching wish. You are blessed to have grandkids, and they you as kids remember the memories made with them!
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They are my company roaming the Michigan great lakes dear Mona. This Summer. I will show them the waterfalls in the state. I agree. We must teach the children to enjoy nature.
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