Saturday, January 1, 2011

Waiting for the CRAZINESS TO BEGIN!

Bring it on 2011! I am excited for every CRAZY opportunity, experience, adventure and crazy new friend that comes my way! I love to know that I have a BRAND NEW YEAR ahead of me that is filled with new possibilities, new projects, new adventures. Thinking about a new year for me is like imagining a clean canvas just waiting for me to paint the first strokes of delicious and delectable colors! A canvas WAITING for me to create a painting that will represent my NEW YEAR! I am ready to run and grab my paint brush, squeeze out dollops of rainbow colored paints on my palette and start and.... WAIT!... without a plan, I may create a mess...

"A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power." Brian Tracy

Words of wisdom! I must design a plan, with 'crazy' in the mix so that I can create a 'year in painting' that I will be proud of when the year ends. I need the right mix of colors, which for me will be: living and celebrating my life with no FEAR, and living to the FULLEST. Loving all around me without abandon, and SHOWING my love rather than just speaking it. The saying action speaks louder than words is definitely applicable here! Laughing until my belly hurts! (an absolute necessity when it comes to riding the waves that come my way!) Being true to myself and my convictions, without fear that others may disagree. And lastly, when spending time with family and friends, making sure, that when I walk away, that person feels better after having spent time with me. WOW, some lofty goals, but at least it is a plan. Yeah, Call me crazy, but I know what I want, and I am willing to do what it takes to get it. And I am claiming this promise:

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

SO, with the first day of the new year ahead of me, I have made my plan, I have chosen the colors, I have donned my artist smock and french beret (must look the part!), and I am ready to start painting my year! I am 'aquiver' with excitement.

I hope you to have a plan in mind for the crazy things you want, and I pray that you will EMBRACE the new year with all of it's exciting possibilities! Make your year what you want it to be! Paint your YEAR with wild abandon!

With a grateful heart!


"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."


  1. So many people miss or are ignorant of the laughter of God and the freedom it brings.

    Great blog.

  2. Thank you for your comment... and how true your statement is! Laughter is good for the soul, and brings joy and blessings to all around you... laughter is God's gift! Glad you see the importance in laughing, and the freedom that is does indeed bring!

  3. Great words, Patti. I have trouble with the whole plan thing too .. I always want to rush ahead, and I have to remind myself to STEER the car too, not just hit the accelerator :)

  4. 'el'bigrando! = ) I can so relate with rushing ahead... when I get excited about my plans, I rush into things like a bull in a china shop! But, I have found that list making helps me to keep all in perspective! So I am a compulsive list maker! I drive people insane with my lists, but it is how I roll. LOL Thanks for commenting! And I am looking forward to LIVING life this year, and I know you are too! Cheers!