* I won this note pad made by Ludid~
December 31 – Core Story What central story is at the core of you, and how do you share it with the world? (Bonus: Consider your reflections from this month. Look through them to discover a thread you may not have noticed until today. author: Molly O'Neill
This is it, the last word, the end of reverb10. I did miss one day, Christmas; I was to post a photo of myself. I chose to do different, but other than this day, I followed through. It was enlightening, difficult and thought provoking. Over all I enjoyed the hindsight and thoughts to move forward, goals to set. I guess for me the common thread, would be authentic. We can only be ourselves, be the best you, best me.We can't be anyone else. We have to honor our gifts and we owe it to ourselves to try to use these. This can take time; it begins with understanding who you are and what you want. What influences you, inspires you, excites you. We have to figure out what enlivens us, to create the life we want. Reflection, trying new things, realizing when something does work, doesn't work is all part of opening up our world. It is a journey of choosing or not, taking key steps in the direction you pick and continuing on this path. I learned from the online class, Crafting My Best Life. I knew this, but life had side tracked me, passion help me recalculate, and get back on my journey. I have 4 doors I would like to open and try my hand at, okay maybe 5. I do think we have to keep putting ourselves out there and get over ourselves. In this regard I mean fear, fear freezes you, keeps you stuck, disables you from living. Discovering what you love, will help free your fear and push you out of your rut.
I want to share a passage from one of my favorite books, "Simple Abundance": "There are six threads of abundant living which, when woven together, produce a tapestry of contentment that wraps us in inner peace, well-being, happiness, and a sense of security." The six are: gratitude,simplicity, order inside and out, harmony, beauty and joy. The author, Sarah Ban Breathnach reminds us, "we have to pick up the needle and make the first stitch on the canvas of life." My common thread would be trying to be authentic. What about you, what was your common thread for 2010?