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Oh give me just one day to free my mind,to create to listen, to walk, to quiet my soul,to cool down,to carry on~ My photographs and other artworks are inspired by the wonder, simplicity and quietude of every day life. In every photograph,sketch, painting or textile piece, I hope to capture the spirit, the mood, the song of my subjects. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My creative spirit awakened when I moved to Northwest Montana where there was plenty of room to roam with my camera and places to be alone with nature and its inhabitants. All my photographs are professionally printed by acclaimed Bozeman, MT artist/ photographer Rob Outlaw on archival quality fine art paper. My frames are custom built by artist Richard Moore of Wind and Snow Art Gallery in Polson, MT.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

.~ New Half-Year's Resolutions ~ .

“Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.”
                                                                                                               ― Marcus Aurelius


Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover desk calendar reminds me that - July 1st, 2014 - marks the official second half of the year. Marilu suggests that on this day you do the following:

  "Make a list of everything that's been working in your life these past six months, and a second lost of everything that hasn't. These two lists will tell you at a glance what you want to keep and what you need to change for the rest of the year." ~ Marilu Henner

 Today I am going to dig within and identify 6 things that have been working and 6 things that I need to change. There is still time to make 2014 the B.E.S.T year of my life.

How about you?
What does your list look like?

List #1. What's been Working (Keep)
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List#2. What's Not Been Working (Change)
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Those who share their list on my blog will get their name entered to win  my giclee' print ...
 " Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
 Give your dreams all you got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."
                                                                            ~Willam James 

Are you ready to pull out all the stops and make the second half of this year better than the first?
Are you ready to fuel your 2014 dreams?

Looking forward to reading your comments.
Winning name will be chosen randomly July 31st 2014 at Happy Hour (5:00 p.m. MT) 

Ready? Set? Comment!





5 comments:

Traci Marvel said...

List #1. What's been Working (Keep)
1.Praising God Every Day
2.Gratitude for my husband, children, family, dog and health.
Also for a roof over my head, clothes on my back, a job that makes a difference.
3. Saying Serenity Prayer often.
4. Looking for the positive in each day.
5. Seeking Peace
6. Spending time creating photographs, textile designs, writing,painting... .

List#2. What's Not Been Working (Change)
1. Fear
2. Negative Thinking
3. Not moving enough
4. Not drinking enough water
5. Not laughing enough
6. Not eating enough wet foods such as fruits and vegetables.

Those are my thoughts for now. How about you?

cindy raschke said...

Keep:
creative mind, intelligence, emotional strength, my never give up attitude, family
Change:
bad eating habits, defective body, clutter, lack of meal planning, debt, excess weight

Traci Marvel said...

OH Cindy, Thank you for sharing. Cheers to the next 6 mos! Ox

Jan Brandvold said...

Keep: 1. Organizing efforts 2. Prayer life 3. subscription to getmealplan.com 4. caring for DH with cancer 5. Walking to church 6. finally getting cataracts removed! (I will see color again!)

Not working: 1.Cancer 2. Lack of exercise 3. not keeping up with yard work 4. too much butt time -- not getting enough done around the house. 5. Canceling travel plans (ugh) and making insurance claims. 6. not using our beautiful patio.

Thanks for this little contest, Traci, that is a beautiful print!

Jan Brandvold

Judy Johnson said...

List #1. What's been Working (Keep)
1. Praying throughout my day
2. Drinking more water
3. Decluttering our house and blessing it to others
4. Tracking my daily food intake
5. Staying in closer contact with my family
6. Volunteering - giving back!

List#2. What's Not Been Working (Change)
1. Drinking too much sweet tea!
2. Lazy days where I don't exercise
3. Not keeping a close eye on my spending and getting off track with my budget
4. Eating out too much
5. Too much time on FaceBook
6. Working too many hours