Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hobbies and a Looking Forward Theory

Those are the silhouettes I was talking about in yesterday's post. These are my first try - of course they can be better, but I like them :) I'll make them bigger next time, and do the pretty framing and all. Also, since they're of T and me, I think it'd be cute if they were facing each other, just saying.

I've also taken up crocheting, as of...yesterday. So far, I like it! (my Mom crocheted and my Dad knitted when I was little, so I've tried both, but probably not within the past decade and a half. A little rusty, ya think?)

So, as I got ready for my Monday yesterday morning, rather than crying woe at the long week ahead (I'm an anticipation person, what can I say? I'm happy for the weekend starting Tuesday afternoon...), I was looking forward to starting my fun new project. I couldn't wait to go to the fabric store and get all my hobby fixins to get me started.

I realized then that, it seems to me, if you have one thing each day to be excited about and look forward to, it can drastically change your outlook. If, instead of bemoaning something or the other, you can be happy about what's coming, then enjoy it when it's here (no not tasting the chocolate once it's in your mouth and you're reaching for another allowed!), then that's a step towards a more mindful life.

Today's quote is:

"Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and use establish the life you experience."
~Sonia Choquette

That one not only went on the whiteboard and on a post-it on my desk, it's going in the journal. Wow.

That's what I've got for the day! Today what am I looking forward to? Being able to go home, right after work! And, a new book-on-cd for that long drive :)

What's your exciting thing?


Anonymous said...

That is actually something I have been wanting to do for a while. I love trying to recreate designs I see in my fav mags. Though, sometimes I crash and burn and other times they do not look half bad. Good luck with yours! Luv your blog!

Well I Do Declare said...

Love those silhouettes! Please show us the finished product :)