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Delightful Days Ahead


2013: A brand new day. A brand new beginning.

I was really struck the last few weeks by the sense that the first half of my life has come to a close. 2012 was an intermission of sorts, a time to rest, reflect and release. A time—mixing metaphors here—to turn over the soil in preparation for new growth.

The curtain now rises on the second half, and it’s as if I’m born again, starting over, beginning anew.

That’s why I’m launching “The Mindful Misfit: 365 Days of Delight” on this blog (on a separate page–see menu bar above), as a way to “launch” my life’s second half. It’s a daily reminder to myself to pay attention: to notice those moments that trigger a sense of peace, wonder, gratitude, joy, laughter. Every day is full of them, if we take the time to pay attention. Even on days where darkness won’t let go of its painful grip. So I’m going to record these moments with a photo and a brief written description, and I’m going to record them and post them every single day in 2013.

That’s 365 days. 365 meaningful moments, regardless of what else might be going on in my life. A reflection of and commitment to the way I want to live my life going forward.