February's goals went alright. I did have a little hitch in the caffeine department. I finally weaned myself fully off caffeinated coffee settling proud into my decaf way of life. My husband went to pick up a new canister once it was emptied. He gets home and says, "I was getting you some decaf but first I want you to do me a favor. Pull out your blue canister and read what it says." Dark Roast! I flippin weaned myself to to dark roast. Argh.
Now for March. March madness... Details are vague... But I think within a few months I will be living in the Midwest or East Coast. We are selling everything and embracing this new found adventure. So this month I have a very short but challenging goal list.
Focus on Compassion
Don't freak out... too much
Photos... no goals there... just going with the flow
I had another photographer recommend reading The Alchemist. Best book ever for anyone on a journey.
“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.”
Another kind person I met this week told me to watch Ed's Story. On a notecard I now have an Ed quote written:
"When you are worried about the future it's hard to find God. When your living in the moment he's right there with you"
About that compassion I like Henri Nouwen's take: "Compassion...is the way to the truth that we are most ourselves, not when we differ from others, but when we are the same"