07 January 2010

anew.

loaded.

january is good for introspection.

it has long been my mantra to Live Deliberately, and this requires checking in on myself every now and again. assessing. refining. nudging my hindquarters back on course when i've veered off into Aimless Wanderings.

it's a time to begin again, but not from scratch. hopefully i build on the januaries prior and arrive at something a bit taller or sturdier or more daring.

i can't really know what this year has in store, but with the adoption process looming large before us, i imagine it will require much in the way of trust and fortitude. and hope. plus a whole lot of steady trudging, of putting one weary foot in front of the other until we arrive at something that feels like home.

so what looms before you this year? what New and Grand Things have you resolved to do or be or learn?

because you love me so, please share with me one of your 2010 resolutions (six words or less if you can swing it). and because i adore you so, in a few days, say monday? midnight? i'll draw a name at random from the comments and stamp your new mantra (or whatever else you choose) on a custom piece (keychain, necklace, you decide) like so:

live simply.

stack your odds of winning:
-if you follow this blog (yonder right), i automatically throw your name into all giveaways. same with fans of sweetTea on facebook.
-as usual, tweet, fb, or blog this giveaway with a link and i'll give you an extra entry per each. just be sure to let me know as i am only sporadically omniscient.

bonne chance, and happiest of thursdays to you.

42 comments:

Seeker said...

aim for beauty (earthly and heavenly) in every day.

and...

ensure that all household occupants floss, at least bi-daily.

Amanda Durbin said...

breathlessly loving deeper, cherishing all life

momma rae said...

calm down.

thanks for the opportunity! ;)

Digital Misfit said...

To inspire me to live in the moment, my 2010 mantra is "this is not a dress rehersal"

Kaycee said...

To be more present in all I do.

Angela said...

teach and be teachable

MichelleB said...

live each moment.

Susie said...

To be purposeful in my home.

CRAZYMOM said...

Nourish and Nurture

Steph said...

Be content.

Anonymous said...

Cherish Every Moment



(I read this as I was following a carepage of a young man (2.5 year old named Dax Locke) who recently lost his battle with cancer. His mom would end every blog with "Cherish Every Moment" It speaks volumes.

Melanie Conley
mconley1977@sbcglobal.net

lulu and the family said...

hi, nicole, found you by way of jeanne oliver and glad i did. you have a sweet style.

"be still"

thanks for the thoughtful giveaway.

Sarah said...

bloom where you are planted

have been watching your blog for about 15 months, spent many nights up with my littlest reading it. really enjoy your words and pictures.

Sarah Wolfe

Anonymous said...

trust.

CRAZYMOM said...

I just blogged about the giveaway!

http://aintshecrazy.blogspot.com/2010/01/another-jewelry-giveaway.html

Thank you!

gina said...

live the life you want


and



love the life you have

gina said...

I tweeted the giveaway here: @unpinkmom


I like...




breathe.

or


be.



you choose :)

Steph Kilbride said...

speak softly. live gently. love completely.

... and to spend time on my yoga mat daily so I can enjoy the above with an open heart and strong mind :)

warmly,
Steph

Chrissie Grace said...

ironically, it's "live simply"

I found your blog a couple of weeks ago and I love it! I am planning on trying your doll tutorial soon.

I am a follower now:)

xo
Chrissie Grace

Spears said...

living IN the moment

Spears said...

i became a follower of your blog :)

sherwoe said...

meditate

Hen Jen said...

mine would be,

"shine"

lovely giveaway! :)

Denny said...

Feel deeply, live accordingly

Jessy, Greg, Grace, Jack, Nora, and Lexi said...

glory in being

DKochersperger said...

nobody's perfect

Genie Marie said...

Simplify...simplify...simplify!

Heidi said...

"Will this matter 100 years from now?" You could even say 1 year, 10years or whatever and the thing that is bugging you so badly suddenly loses its importance. This helps me to put things in perspective. I really enjoyed reading everyone else's comments. Lots of sage advice in them. :)

LEAH said...

Being more PRO-active instead of reactive! :)

Amanda said...

Learn to live in imperfection

The Oppold Family: said...

Cook more and spend less

Rebekah said...

trust God's plan

Saba Jean said...

To grow and break out of my box.

Raechel said...

Seek Him First.

Amanda said...

Learn to live in imperfection

Genie Marie said...

Simplify...simplify...simplify!

Hen Jen said...

mine would be,

"shine"

lovely giveaway! :)

sherwoe said...

meditate

Steph Kilbride said...

speak softly. live gently. love completely.

... and to spend time on my yoga mat daily so I can enjoy the above with an open heart and strong mind :)

warmly,
Steph

Anonymous said...

trust.

lulu and the family said...

hi, nicole, found you by way of jeanne oliver and glad i did. you have a sweet style.

"be still"

thanks for the thoughtful giveaway.

CRAZYMOM said...

I just blogged about the giveaway!

http://aintshecrazy.blogspot.com/2010/01/another-jewelry-giveaway.html

Thank you!