It's hardly possible to enter the new year without pondering life and
ambitions. I loved Reya's niece Tovah's idea of kind and gentle sort of
resolutions, like eat more cake and laugh more often. I can certainly
relate to Leslie's opinion of her new year beginning in the autumn.
After feeling sluggish in the heat and humidity of the summer months,
which I loathe, the crisp fresh fall air brings me back to life. I am
invigorated and ready to start my year. Maybe this is because I was
born in the fall and I am brought back to my new beginnings. So, my
new year actually started back in October, but on New Year's Day, I
give myself a little evaluation, of sorts. I'll have to admit, the world of
blogging, which for me started last February, has caused me to be
more productive than I've been in quite some time. It has resurrected
my artistic side, spurred me to research, to dust off some of my
beloved poetry and even document some of my favorite dishes and
films. I surprised myself by picking up my digital camera and actually
learned how to use it! But most of all, I have embraced with friendship
some of the most kind, creative, and inspiring people I have ever
known. Thank you, dear bloggy friends, for making my Life at Willow
Manor so very special.
Productivity is being able to do things
that you were never able to do before.
photo by willow, Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, OH