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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Morning has broken

Morning has broken on Apifera in this new year. The stream in the donkey pasture is on its way to the river at full force, my ewes bellies are filling with life, the promise of "What will come to me and us?" was rampant in my brain as I cleaned the paddocks.

It's so much better not knowing what is to come. No fretting about unknown angst and pain and no reveling in the joys - but the expectations of days full of living is what gets my heart pumped up. It gets me out of bed.

I don't make resolutions since each day I act out my intentions through my work and activities. When I fall or falter, or stagnate on a path I thought I was supposed to be on, I try to figure out what I need to do to either accept a new course, or get back on the path I fell off of. It's a constant dance for all of us.

An author I admire who has been a mentor to me recently sent me an email in which she called me "intrepid". I thought this was a wonderful word for my new year.


Paula In Pinetop said...

Oh yeah, "intrepid" that is a great word.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to all at Apifera!

Sharon Stanley said...

it's a perfect word for your new year....i just read an article which advises choosing a word for the year...even offers a little online course on how to put your word into action....see, you are already on your way! happy new year.

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