One of the joys of blog writing is exposure to other people’s posts. Alanna, a poet-blogger, recently wrote about the “The Art of Getting Out of Bed”. I love that title. And I think it summarizes my goal setting agenda for the New Year.
Setting the bar a wee bit low, you may be thinking.
I agree. Not the loftiest of goals.
And certainly not in the same vein as my goals of prior years —
Meditate for 30 minutes every morning; read a book a week; write that novel, learn to cook, speak Spanish. Read the Bible from front to back.
Hey, why stop there?
Join CrossFit and start weight lifting in earnest. (Forget those teeny weeny 6-pound barbells; I am ready for the big time.) Sign up for the Chicago Marathon. Go to Peru.
As you may surmise, in 2018 I read but a few books (whose titles I would be challenged to remember). My novel was not given an iota of thought; there was no prowess to be had with cooking or Spanish. And I did not cross CrossFit’s door. I still can’t do one pull-up; and my arms giggle when I do a push up or two – which I’ve been told by a certain husband are not legitimate.. meaning, not army-grade. No military school for me.
So that brings me back to the art of getting out of bed.
For 2019 my goal is thus —
Before Codie sticks her nose in my face and demands breakfast, I will pause and reflect on what I’m grateful for. It could be the very dog nose approaching my face; or the cranky 14-year-old shih tzu at the foot of the bed unaware of where she is; or that certain husband of mine who isn’t a fan of my push-ups but is quite the life-companion; for friends old and new, for just plain breathing.
I guess 2019 won’t be the year of the Pull-Up or the Army-Grade Push-Up. And CrossFit would be just plain embarrassing.
But hey, in 2019, may I get out of bed with a grateful heart.
And call it a Great Life.
Today’s Takeaway –
-This is a Get-To life. We get to spend time with friends, take walks, revel in the mundane such as taking a deep breath.
-Pull-ups are overrated.
Enjoy the Ride! And Happy New Year!
xox Barclay and Joy