Friday, January 1, 2010

New Year, New Decade, New Start

2010...Two thousand ten...twenty ten....

The date sounds so futuristic and yet here we are. I have gone through the process of renaissance living off and on for more years than I can count. This year seems an especially appropriate time for such a revival. One of the beautiful things about it, is that you don't look back. I am looking forward toward a great year.

It's a new year, so many people are thinking about their new year's resolution. History tells us that 90% of us blow those resolutions within the first few weeks. Rather than that, why don't you think about what you want out of your year and why. The essential part is the why. If you don't have a really good reason, that you believe in, it will never happen.

Renaissance living means to live a creative life, based on what exists in the world around you. It might be considered by some to be a frugal lifestyle, but that is not really the case. While it may have some frugal applications, we will not be clipping coupons or recycling our plastic sandwich bags. I'm not discounting those activities, I'm just saying they are not necessary to experience a lifestyle rich with art and beauty and joy in what is around us. Renaissance living is sort of a half-full view of life. Can you find the positive around you? Can you make the most of what you have?

Life is a great experiment, but I already know that the greatest joys in life don't come from things, but from people and activities. I'm out to have the best year ever. So come with me for a year enriched by family, friends, and creativity.

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