“There’s simply no such thing as thinking too big.” Author Unknown
What are your expectations for this New Year?
A single incident just drove mine through the roof!
It was an 8’ noble fir that filled our home with pine-scented memories beginning on December 16, 2010. A dear neighbor strung the lights, and kids and friends hung precious ornaments that had passed through three generations. Four new ornaments adorned the noble tree and contributed warmth and love to the Christmas festivities.
Fast forward to January 11, 2011. The brittle branches were ready for recycling. With a determination beyond my physical capacity, I tenderly removed each ornament and packed it away. Completely unsure of my ability to remove the lights (without either falling into the tree or the boxes of ornaments); I started circling the tree with an “I think I can” attitude. One string of lights, two strings of lights, and three strings of lights … The process was painfully s-l-o-w. I used my walker, the wall and a rocking chair to steady myself with each circle around the crackling tree.
Now divested of all the Christmas goodies, I pulled the brittle tree towards the foyer. Twelve feet later, it toppled to the floor. With my steady red walker as a balancer, I dragged the sappy trunk through the foyer, out to the walkway, past the garage and into a heap on the lawn.
Beyond your physical capacity, you say? Yes, w-a-y beyond it! I walk with a cane or walker ninety percent of the time. Often steps are tentative. But this one joyous experience will shine through my memory and allow me to create much greater physical feats. It only takes ONE example to shift your mind to forward momentum.
Moving the towering tree set my wheels churning with exhilaration and a “Can Do”, fist-pumping attitude. “Yee-ha!”
What do you want to experience this New Year? Can you visualize, taste and smell it? Can you wallow in its significance in your life? I’d love to hear where you’ll take your journey this year! What are your soaring expectations?
With Hope and an Excited Momentum,