Saturday, January 1, 2011


Today is 1-1-11. One. What a great way to start out a new year. At the beginning. Unencumbered. Ready to start at the beginning.

But really. Can we really start at the beginning? With all of that history? With our what's and wants and whys? I say, why not!

What matters is what we do, going forth, in our lives. The past is past. It may impact us, but we cannot erase it. Learn from it, yes. Repeat it if it works? Yes. But it is past. No back to the future here!

On-going. Out-going. Just get going. I look out my window and view natural beauty, not of my making, but for my enjoyment. What am I doing to contribute to the beauty of this world as I imagine it to be?

Driving twice last week from my home to Paso Robles I was taken in by the stunning beauty of the landscape. It was as if we were at the bottom of the sea, the earth pushing up through the water to make land masses. Some areas look so much like Maui that my mind was tricked into wanting to go back just to check the land forms.

The rounded stones. Large. Piled masses. Could only be formed by the ocean over millions of years. And yet, here we are, in our car, driving through the water to our destination.

I'm going to take the time to absorb the beauty and move to contribute to this world around me. Be it quilts, fiber art, new rose bushes planted, a big smile on my face, whatever it be, I want to be a contributor and not a taker.

Contribution. Yeah. I like the way that sounds.

Check back for my progress this year. Year of One!


1 comment:

Jan said...

Lovely writing and thoughts, Robin. I too am stunned by our beautiful landscapes: and I do mean landSCAPES. Views that reach far into the distance, with rolling hills and mountains at the edges, or the ocean.

Thanks for sharing your journey.