Posted by: littlehouseonthebigisland | January 21, 2015

Let the New Year Begin

As we are often running late at Little House, it is absolutely time to post New Year’s Resolutions, before the month of January runs out. This past December it came to me again, that I must stop eating commercial chicken.  That is one of my resolutions.  Only free range, organic chicken is being seScreen shot 2015-01-22 at 12.58.49 AMrved at the table.  Even if it costs four times the price.  Even if it is mostly diluted, cut in bits and pieces, added to soup and hash.

We live a blessed life, despite heartache, disappointment and suffering that does come our way. There is plenty of good food, rain water, soft beds in snug homes, company and greenery here.  We have enough and then some.  So who is there to step up and do the right thing, if not us, who mostly live a charmed life?  Thus the relinquishment of tortured industrially farmed chicken meat.

And there is more.  One of the things that helped me once and for all to decide to take the trip to see my daughter on the Mainland was a list that a friend posted on Facebook.  I posted the first three items on “Home for the Holidays: Part I” and now it seems fitting to lay down the whole shebang, which I have reread many times since, here, for you, dear reader, as well…

Here is hoping you enjoy it as much as I continue to, looking ahead and wondering what the year will bring, and how it will look if I read it again next January.  The source is cited at the end of the list.

1. Let go of all thoughts that don’t make you feel empowered and strong.
2. Let go of feeling guilty for doing what you truly want to do.
3. Let go of the fear of the unknown; take one small step and watch the path reveal itself.
4. Let go of regrets; at one point in your life, that “whatever” was exactly what you wanted.
5. Let go of worrying; worrying is like praying for what you don’t want.
6. Let go of blaming anyone for anything; be accountable for your own life. If you don’t like something, you have two choices, accept it or change it.
7. Let go of thinking you are damaged; you matter, and the world needs you just as you are.
8. Let go of thinking your dreams are not important; always follow your heart.
9. Let go of being the “go-to person” for everyone, all the time; stop blowing yourself off and take care of yourself first … because you matter.
10. Let go of thinking everyone else is happier, more successful or better off than you. You are right where you need to be. Your journey is unfolding perfectly for you.
11. Let go of thinking there’s a right and wrong way to do things or to see the world. Enjoy the contrast and celebrate the diversity and richness of life.
12. Let go of cheating on your future with your past. It’s time to move on and tell
a new story.f8b6d6d7353287968e5acbe171d69533
13. Let go of thinking you are not where you should be. You are right where you need to be to get to where you want to go, so start asking yourself where you want to go.
14. Let go of anger toward ex lovers and family. We all deserve happiness and love; just because it is over
doesn’t mean the love was wrong.
15. Let go of the need to do more and be more; for today, you’ve done the best you can, and that’s enough.

 16. Let go of thinking you have to know how to make it happen; we learn the way on the way.
17. Let go of your money woes — make a plan to pay off debt and focus on your abundance.
18. Let go of t
rying to save or change people. Everyone has her own path, and the best thing you can do is work on yourself and stop focusing on others.
19. Let go of trying to fit in and be accepted by everyone. Your uniqueness is what makes you outstanding.
20. Let go of self-hate. You are not the shape of your body or the number on the scale. Who you are matters, and the world needs you as you are. Celebrate you!
Source: MindBodyGreen

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