I was reading about launching a 365-Day Project to inspire creativity and realized that, shoot, I am already a week behind and the year just started. Don’t you hate that feeling of being defeated before you even get started? Or is that just me?
Well I say to heck with the resolutions, good intentions, yada yada…and my new motto is going to sound similar to that of Nike but with a slight difference, mine is “Begin Now” .
Oops didn’t do my mile walk in the morning, so instead of telling myself I will begin the next morning (maybe I will and maybe I won’t ) instead of deluding myself or letting myself off the hook, and if I am still awake, do it right now~Don’t wait until the right time, or a new year-
Now is the Right Time.
Here are some of my good intentions that I revisit every birthday, and new years~
I will walk 1 mile a day (not very much and should be easy to do)
I will do yoga everyday.
I will write everyday (and I do, but not always in a productive way)
I will post to my blog at least once a week (well you see how that one has turned out, sorta hit and miss)
So my 365 Day Creativity Project starts today and will just run right past new years next year. I would like to resolve to write one poem or short story everyday with the theme being “A Stronger Me” and post the results directly to my blog.
A Poem: A Servant’s Heart~
For so long I looked after others,
First my mother, then another and another
A perfect servants heart, shredded, abused and torn apart
Leaving a shattered me-
Put up a front,
A strong facade, so others can’t see all the pieces of me,
left wounded and ashamed.
A desire to escape overwhelms me, push’s and presses in on me,
A drink is no longer a strong enough cure for me to seek,
Drugs do not relieve the misery, all the strength they steal,
Drove me to my knees,
To surrender to the one who created me,
Love restores me,
Enables me to stand alone so I can serve again, and again
and no regrets.
Freedom I have found in the presence of a Father who loves me,
Never leaves me
Never am I alone even when it seems I am the only one here.