On the Other Side of 2011

Well that was a short night! Did you stay up
to see the sun rise?
Anyway, here we are on the other side of 2011...easy-peasy wasn't it?
I thought of a zillion things to welcome you into 2012, and still haven't quite narrowed it down....but here goes.

For starters a thought provoking quote that seems to be written just for me:

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin.
Real life. 
But there was always some obstacle in the way,
something to be gotten through first,
some unfinished business,
time still to be served,
a debt to be paid.
Then life would begin.
At last it dawned on me that
these obstacles were my life.
Alfred D'Souza

That rather sums up 2011 for me. 

If you are familiar with the author Patti Digh, this is my favorite of her many books.

Such an explosive title, one full of ever so many meanings and metaphors.     

Truly: Life is a Verb

Remember back in grade school underlining nouns and circling verbs in endless sentences?I liked the circles best as they indicated action, movement, forwardness, direction....

I love to read blogs the first weeks of January, as there is an astounding number of writers who choose ONE WORD for their mantra for the year. A word that is personal and speaks just to them.
I have also done this. 
Long and hard I thought about this "chosen word" to carry around with me for the year. Just too many choices, it was starting to nag at me and take the fun out of it.
Then I was thumbing thru Patti's book, and eureka I knew my word (S).
This year I am choosing a sentence... a string of words like pearls.

Life is a Verb....thank you Patti 
I can't imagine, at this point, just where this sentence will take me, but it will be an adventure with many new ideas, opportunities, friendships, creative endeavors, family experiences....a 'wellspring' of forward moving action.

Together let's all March Forward into Another New Year!

Doesn't matter if you go left or right.

Just remember that Life truly is a Verb!

May our paths cross often.
Warmly, Sharon


  1. Lovely paintings added to lovely words - Happy 2012!

  2. Sharon - "Life is a Verb" is a great book. I so look forward to seeing how you manifest this is your life in 2012.

  3. my darling one,

    forgive me this long absence, december seemed a whirlwind not to be contained! i am looking forward to this new year, all the sweeter to walk beside you in the "doingness" of living moment by moment straight from the heart.
    thank you for your friendship.
    let's bloom true in the new year!

  4. I love these paintings...so much lovely movement in them. I will look for the book. Thanks for the suggestion. Best wishes for a wonderful 2012.


Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you take to say hello. Warmly, Sharon