Friday, December 31, 2010

Haiku My Heart Friday–Celebrating Myself !







My heart smiles gently.

Just look at how far I’ve come.

This path is so good.

photo (2)

Everyone seems in a rush to leave 2010 behind and embrace the New Year.

Well, I am not rushing.

The thing is that I haven’t completely celebrated what I have accomplished in this last year yet.

It feels kind of like I need a little limbo space in between where I can focus where I have arrived at in this very moment before I jump into the New Year and new words or plans or dreams…

I plan on spending this New Year’s Eve right where I am.

It is a good place.

I will catch up to 2011 eventually.

My friend Patti Digh says she asks herself two questions as the end of the year arrives.

1) What do I want to create in the new year?


2) What do I want or need to let go of ?

I am going to add a third one for myself.

3) What have I accomplished that needs to be celebrated ?

I figure I will give myself at least a month to find the answers to these questions.

January 2011 will be all about making friends with the new.

It looks like it will be the start of a really good friendship…

Wishing you the happiest of New Year’s, Beautiful Ones !

Big, big love to you !


rebecca said...

perfect collection of jOyfUl celebration!!!
love this post of happiness in where you are ...right now,
living life the fullest!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

How far have I come?
Far enough to know that there
are miles yet to go…


Dianne said...

Great questions to ask one's self... wonderful haiku too... I hope 2011 brings joy and peace to you... when ever you decide to step into it...

Tess said...

Beautiful post...I like your slow approach to the New Year. I may adopt it too. Great questions....

Barbara said...

Hi Kim,

My husband Steve and I just celebrated our 35th anniversary in NYC on December 27th. I guess you and your husband are 2 other "crazy people" who got married in December. :>D Happy Anniversary. Thanks for your post. I have been thinking about my "One Little Word" for 2011 and had been thinking about "Celebrate" but was not totally convinced and then your post just confirmed it for me. When I saw your "celebrate everything" rock I knew that was the "sign" that I needed to make it official. I want to celebrate not only the "big things" in my life in 2011 but also the every day ones -- to make every day a celebration!

My art is in Patti Digh's 4 Word Self Help book (Page 40 -- the art for Take Just Enough Baggage). Just wanted to let you know that I'm a fellow artist. My husband and I were able to meet Patti in PA near Philly at one of her book readings. It was SO great to meet her!

Take care and Happy New Year,

PS Is there any chance I could buy a "celebrate everything!" rock from you or is it only available in one of your sets? No worries if it isn't available. Just thought I'd check!

Ramesh Sood said...

Your haiku...made my eyes well with joy.. yes, the path is so good.. let us remain there..despite temptations and provocations.. yes.. it's so beautiful. how easily you said it..Thank You!!!!Happy New Year!!!

Noelle Renee said...

I love your posts. I love the fact that you are always working on completing yourself and taking the time to do it. I also love that you are so entirely happy with who you are, where you are, and what you are doing. Happy New Year Darlin! I would love to spend the first part of my new year as you are doing. I think it is an excellent idea. Year in review. One cannot move forward without looking at what has been accomplished and truly acknowledging, savoring it.

Olivia said...

Happy New Year, Kim. I agree that it is important to celebrate things about the past year, what a great idea. Much love to you, My Queen, xoO

slommler said...

Yes!!! Making friends with the new year is crucial. But I also agree that tying up loose ends for the previous year is also necessary. Time is on our side for sure!!
Happy New Year sweetie

foxysue said...

Dear Kim,

I'm so glad you posted these words it seems they were written for me too! I feel like I need to take my time, pondering, evaluating, so as to know where I am right now and where I am heading!

This year has been a blessing in so many ways, meeting cheery individuals like yourself has made it all the more memorable.

Happy New Year to You and Yours

Sue x

Anonymous said...

She paints, she creates, she writes!!! She is brilliant! As a daughter she is perfect! As a person...well you all can see for yourselves! Inspirational, sensational, brilliant! These thoughts are inspiring and down to earth! Rock fairy, daughter, artist, writer; choose any one of these and so much more! Wow Kimmy, I am deeply touched with you blog post today, as always. I feel 2011 has many awesome things in store for us all. I am so proud and honored to be your mom!
I love you,

jgr said...

I love your idea of three! and I agree" CELEBRATE your achievements bay-bee! I'm wishing you all the best in 2011 Happy New Year my friend!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Happy New Year dear Kim! I hope this year brings you much love, happiness, creativity and good health! You and your Blog are always such a place of inspiration!


Anonymous said...

Reading your posts is like having an online psychotherapist/counselor/life coach.
Happy 2011

dosfishes said...

Great sentiments to transition from one year to the next and I really like your third question. Thanks for making me think oh Big Heart Walking! xox Corrine

beth said...

take two months if you want....really !
and even though 2010 had some very rocky moments for us as a family, i'm sad to see it go. 2011 just doesn't feel right on my tongue, yet.....twenty ten had a good sound, you know......

Anonymous said...

I do like your third question! Even if it's been a difficult year (like mine was) there are things to celebrate! Like surviving and knowing that you are stronger than you thought before! Thank you for the reminder. :)

Much love,

arlene said...

What a perfect intention to aspire BE. I visited Patti's post and saw your rock, and how you have inspired her.
You are one amazing, inspiring, beautiful, joy-seeking, beauty-creating person, my dear one. May this year treat you as you are treating it...with generosity and wide open arms.

Spadoman said...

I love and totally agree with this philosphy. Like the birds and animals cross the boerder, time and motion waits for no one. The date is just that, a number on the calendar.
In any event, thabnk you for being a blog friend and visiting my blog from time to time. I have appreciated it. I'll give you the same wish I might have given you in September, not just because it's January 1st, (or 2nd as I just returned home from being on the road yesterday), and that is:

Peace, always

rachel awes said...

sending love
& pixie dust
to the

Elizabeth said...

Hey Miss Kim!! htis post is right on !! Loe it and so very glad that you are in such a happy place. I love your take ont he passing years- I too, fell that we are lawys in such a rush to get on to the new that we leave the comfortable 'not so old, old' far too quickly!!! i think that i must journal about this- You ahve INSPIRED me!! Big Hugs!!
Now, I have probably mentioned this to you before so forgive me if this is a rerun but as you live in beautiful NH, I must !! I have a dear friend yo lives and arts in Gilmanton NH and has a fabulous shop with classes and goodies galore called Badger Brook Farm. Her name is Patti Bradley and she is a true treasure- you two are such kindred spirits. when you feel like an explore (look her up and call first- she is open Thursday friday and satrudays) go and find her- You will not regret it. Take hunky man with you he will love her beautiful farm and she has fabulous rescue pets!!! I am planning on going up for a visit in September 2011.
Happy New YEar dear girl and Art ON!!!!!

iHanna said...

Happy New year Kim! I think celebrating your achievements is a great thing to do. To me it takes a bit of digging to remember all I did but it is so worth it because forgetting is not as great as remembering and celebrating it! Let's do it!

Happy New Creative Year to you and yours!

deb did it said...

~making friends with the new~ that's me and you...I can't wait to meet you next week....WOW!! Crazy fun, huh?

ms pie said...

absolutely agree with you.. what'z the darn hurry... i barely got into the holidays before its over.. tho i did catch new years eve... love your thoughtful words and beautiful smile... i shall smile.. good mantra... i shall celebrate... thank you, you have a wonderful spirit

SE'LAH... said...

you were definitely a highlight of 2010. wishing you a joyous 2011. may you enjoy love, peace and happiness each day. one love, big hearted one.

Marit said...

Happy, happy New Year... may you settle in it quickly and may dreams come true in 2011!