Thursday, January 1, 2015

Intention

My first post yesterday on Instagram was this photo and message.
Green is the color of balance and harmony.  This is my wish for all of you in the new year to come.
These are aspects of daily life that I struggle with, especially during the work week.

Balance:  mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc.
 Harmony:  a feeling that you are happy and your mind and emotions are well-balanced.

And so on this first day of the new year, although it is tradition to make resolutions, I much prefer to set daily intentions.

You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.

When I am able to nourish my physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual life, I am a much happier person and through walking and having lunch with friends, I was able to accomplish all of that today.
Of course, the ultimate accomplishment will be maintaining balance and harmony once I go back to work on Sunday.

Happy New Year!

25 comments:

Little Treasures said...

Happy New Year Tammy! What a beautiful maxim to greet us with! I think we should all strive to achieve harmony and balance especially in these hectic times.

Mereknits said...

I like your choice of words for the year, I could use some balance and harmony myself. Wishing you a terrific day, a terrific year and thank you for being a terrific friend.
Meredith

Susan said...

Hello dear Tammy....

Oh, I wish you well when you return to work in addition to throughout the new year of life.

Thank you for your friendship. I value it deeply. Susan

Gracie Saylor said...

Beautiful photos and thoughts for the new year, Tammy! Wishing you special blessings Sunday when you go back to work :-) xx

Teresa Kasner said...

You do a wonderful job of balance.. have a fantabulous new year!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Linda said...

Good points. And I've never made or believe in resolutions, but I do make daily hopes like you've mentioned. 2015 I'm afraid is just going to be more of life, I'm feeling like I'm 80 when I'm 50, so that's not too good; starting off with ongoing health issues and doctor appts and hoping for better days ahead.

Lyn said...

Happy New Year Tammy!
xxx

Betsy said...

I appreciate your words today Tammy. I think I should live my life more intentionally too instead of the day to day planing that I seem to do now that I'm not working anymore. I wish you the balance you need as you go back to work on Sunday and pray that you'll be able to maintain it throughout your year.
Happy New Year my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Oh, green means nature around us and happy life! The dreary barren trees in winter are very hard to look at, and even brown lawns. But time is moving fast, there are other things we can organize when no green is greeting us!
Sending you hugs and best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2015!
Mariette

homeschooljewelrymom said...

I like the word "intentions" much better. Happy New Year!

Sheila Rumney said...

Wishing you a wonderfully blessed New Year.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Daily intentions... that is so perfect! :) Sending wishes for a very Happy New Year!

Beverly said...

Wonderful inspiring post, Tammy. You have a talent for writing and photography. That lunch looks wonderful. No wonder that and a walk put you back on tract.

Dagmar said...

Happy New Year Tammy, looks like a wonderful day that you have had.
Xo
Dagmar

Willow said...

Wishing you a beautiful New Year Tammy.
xox Willow

My cozy ✄ little space said...

blessings for you too tammy...loves soraya

Quinn said...

You have such a good "eye," Tammy!
Thank you for your New Year's wishes, and all the best to you and yours in 2015 :)

Natas Nest said...

Inspiring words, Tammy, thanks! I could need more balance, too ;-). Wishing you lots of luck, health and creative hours in 2015, Happy New Year!!
All the best, Nata xxx

Plain Jane said...

Wonderful words to live by - but like you I wonder if I'll be able to remember them when I return to work on Monday! Have a wonderful 2015 x Jane

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Amen, amen and amen. Thank you. May we hold steady in our resolve. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Mosaic Magpie said...

Good choices! Happy New Year!

Sam I Am...... said...

I did not know that about the color green but you are so right and I wish you the same. It is easy for me now being retired but when I was in the corporate world it was pretty awful and the reason I became ill. Greed and control over others has taken the world by a strangle hold and instead of working on being happy people take their unhappiness out on others. It's sad and not easy when you have to go out in the world. It's easy for me now because I am pretty much a recluse! LOL! They do not know what a gem you are...I've also found people can actually be jealous of you when you are happy. I discovered some of those closest to me were undermining me and my joys....raining on my parade. They are out of my life now and I am sad about that but so much happier in my own little world. Blessings and strength I send to you my friend.

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that all of your intentions come true this year! xx

Pearlin J said...

Striving harmony and balance is a challenge indeed in today's busy life but its our choice so we can work on it :)
Happy New Year Tammy

Beth said...

Beautiful images, Tammy! Hope 2015 is a happy and healthy year for you and your family!

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