Festive holiday and New Year wishes to you and yours!
I wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a lovely holiday season and New Year!
We spent ours with my parents here in Santa Fe, including a Christmas Eve walk around the Plaza.
I found this nest with three eggs on the Christmas tree at the La Fonda. I love nests with three eggs…
We lucked out with the best table overlooking the Plaza for Christmas Eve treats. Wyatt was home sick.
I wrote in my journal by the light of the Christmas tree on December 31st, putting blessings of 2017 and dreams for 2018 to paper. Several years ago on a run during a difficult time, the phrase, “Create beauty” came to me. The next day while running, the phrase came to me again. I was very aware that the phrase was not “Find beauty” or “Discover beauty,” but “Create beauty” with an active verb. Since that time, this has informed all aspects of my life, whether it is professional, personal, or family. I try to create beauty in the world. I often fail, as I am wildly imperfect, but this mantra has grounded and inspired me for many years.
This year as I wrote in my journal, thinking of what I hope to bring into 2018, with “Create beauty in the world,” firmly in my mind, another thought nudged its way onto the page. As I look at all to come in 2018, I thought, “How can I weave beauty into every day?”
I want to play with this idea, how to weave beauty into every day, no matter how busy or long. “Create beauty in the world” has been a sound foundation for me for so many years. I look forward to playing with this other aspect of beauty.
Wishing you a year of of creating beauty and weaving beauty into your every day life.