31 December 2017

Happy New Year!

Looking back, how was your year?  2017 was good to me - my books are on shelves, family and friends are at hand, the garden continues to grow, I've been able to take advantage of unexpected opportunities, and my enthusiasm for "making art" has returned.
The daily delight of the windowboxes
New year's resolutions? Pah, why bother? Every day is a new day. Well, maybe I do have one, it comes from the Hippocratic Oath: "First do no harm." [actually the oath says "I will abstain from all intentional wrongdoing and harm" - or in another translation, "I will utterly reject harm and mischief"]

Ah but from this stem other considerations - to do no harm, attention is required. To pay proper attention, distractions need to be put aside. To put aside distractions, self-discipline is needed. And so it goes on...


The Idaho Beauty said...

Excellent resolution! I think I'll join you - happy new year.

patty a. said...

Happy New Year!