My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

We started out our day with a special Drumming/Yoga class. After reading Shannon's amazing experience, I wanted to be there. I was happy that Steve joined me. Awesome, Shannon was also there. Two hours of a physical workout with sweat dripping and an emotional/mental journey that was amazing with Leraine Horstmanshoff singing, drumming, and chanting. I look forward to singing and dancing to her CD: Harmony. Cricket was so happy to be there and super excited to see her friends, Shannon and Jen. Silly puppy loves yoga. Mention the word and she will run to the door.
We were invited to let go of what we didn't need anymore from 2010. Visualize putting it in a boat and letting it go. We were invited to be authentic in our lives. We were invited to live 2011 as if it may be our last year. Am I living in line with that? Are my priorities consistent as if that is the truth? This message resonated with me in a positive way and I thought of Linda my friend who recently died. A story was told at her funeral: when it was time for Hospice she indicated she was busy serving others and didn't have time for Hospice. The hospice workers helped her serve others right near her death. I wish for each of us that we have many, many years ahead. I also wish for each of us that we live each day fully and see it as a gift.

My mantra continues to be I live my life with passion and compassion for others and self.

I will be defining what I am passionate about and a few measureable goals in the days to come.

Wishing you a Happy 2011 and if you are going through a difficult time, I send you love, compassion and hope for a better day.

9 comments:

Fran said...

What a beautiful message. I will do better to assess my life daily and live what I believe. Best 2011 to you and your family!

Elisse said...

Happy New Year, Becky! Wishing you and your family all the best for 2011 :)

Clive said...

Happy New Year, Becky!

Best wishes to you and all the family for 2011,

Fiona and all the gang here in Dublin.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Wow, challenging questions to ask ourselves! Thank you for this post, and a wonderful happy new year to you and your family!

PS I love the photo of you and Cricket in the back of the car. That's a beautiful blue on you!

Erin said...

What a beautiful perfect message to read this morning! Thank you for being you Becky and continuing to inspire so many of us. Hope your 2011 is fabulous. I'm looking forward to reading all about it! :)

And you are really making me want to try Yoga!

Myrna R. said...

Thank you Becky. I love your mantra.

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Thank you Becky...bless you for who you are!
Lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

s day @ sdayrunning.blogspot.com said...

wasn't that totally awesome and inspirational!? I'm glad you braved the intimidation and came! And how cool is steve for coming!? Super cool!

Kauaiart said...

Dear Becky~ A Happy New Year to you!
I just found your blog, again. So you spent time with Leraine ; drumming and playing at yoga? Lucky You, what a great experience. I love the Harmony CD too. she went to Shanti Summer Camp with us this year and is a 'frequent flyer' here in SHantiland Vancouver. All the BEST to you.
Love, SuzyG and Mirage