Remember that what you decide to leave behind is just as important as what you choose to pack! Some of the items are the same as last year and some items are new.
Integrity and Good Music,
Etymology Dictionary and New Words
Imagination and Good Books,
An Open Mind and a Soft Shoulder.
Smiles When Sadness Intrudes,
Creativity, Spirituality and Good Humor.
Paint and Various Brushes, Blank Paper and Colored Pencils.
Courage and a New Bathing Suit, Bird Seed and Bubbles.
Skate Key, Lightening Rod and Lip Gloss.
My crystal door knob in case some doors have no apparent means of entry...(always carry an extra door knob with you; they are much less cumbersome than windows).
Good Wine and Good Friends.
Soft, soft, soft sheets, a feather pillow and a promise to remember my dreams.
A warm, time-worn quilt, aged cheese and apples just in case a spot of Earth invites me to a little picnic.
Verboten Objects ~ What I am prepared to leave behind:
Maps unless it is a map I am drawing for myself.
Whining, on my part or anyone elses.....NO WHINING!
Bad Attitude, Brussel Sprouts, Judgemental People and unfair judgements on my part.
Grudges, Clothes that itch or bind, Excuses for not being Authentic.
I Promise To Be On The Lookout For:
Every Opportunity to tell my children and grandchildren and family and friends,
"I Love YOU" ~"You are Special" ~ "You are important to me"
Those moments to tell someone: "Good job" "I am proud of you" and sometimes giggle at myself and say..."man, that was stupid!"
I promise to leave enough room in my bags for sea shells and leaves and rocks and lost puppies.
...and to be of the lookout for
Miracles and Angels,
Sunrises and Sunsets,
New Friends and Rare Birds.
What's left packed from last year?
Good Books, Good Music, "Good Waves, Man"
Hugs, Kisses and Macaroons, Vintage Linens and Gin and Tonics on a hot afternoon,
Crystals, Naps under the sky or completely naked under the covers in the middle of the day.
Opportunities for Growth, a chance to make my own path Out of the Box and Outside the Envelope.
What are you going to pack?
What are you going to leave behind?
What are you watching for?