I'm not calling these goals. Or resolutions. These are the boundaries by which I'm going to try to operate in 2012. These are my intentions for the new year.
PEACE: let it go. practice peace.
QUIET: shut up. be still. l i s t e n.
PLAY: life is happening. participate.
FOLLOW THRU: do what you say you're going to do. show up when you say you're going to show up.
RISK: you can't calculate everything. jump without looking. take a chance on something or someone.
CHALLENGE: yourself. your mind. your body. your soul.
MOVE: don't stall out. don't stand still. keep moving forward. keep changing.
RESPOND: breathe. close your eyes. think. don't react.
CONSISTENCY: be the same in all avenues of life. at work. at school. while driving. with kids. with adults. online. in person.
HONESTY: ask for help when you need it. call a friend when you're lonely. answer questions with the truth. #realtalk
INVEST: with no regard for personal gain. with friendships. with time. with your life.
GIVE: be generous. with time. with resources. with grace.
PRESENT: be where you are, 110%. leave your phone in your bag. look people in the eye. hug them. say i love you. be fully present.
REMEMBER: take pictures. write. tell stories. reminisce. jog your memory.
DANCE: every day. especially the hard days.
I would love to hear your intentions for 2012! And I would appreciate you holding me accountable to mine. Happy Second Day of the New Year.
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