Have you ever received a birthday card/ greeting card and just read the inside of the card without registering what was on the outside? I certainly have.
During the last 12 months I celebrated a significant birthday and the other morning I was struck by one card I received. The greeting said “Happy birthday! Wishing you a year of endless possibilities.”
I started to look back over the months since receiving this card to see what I had done but stopped myself. This card was all about possibilities from now not for looking back. Now that is so positive. Possibilities are endless. It gives permission to try things. To have more and more possibilities in one’s life.
So, it was back to my trusty journal, fountain pen and list. Lists help me to focus but this list was slightly different as I put the word “possibility” into the centre of a clean new page and from there using different coloured pens let my mind have free rein. Then closed my journal.
Today I looked at the word list and I was amazed. What I was looking at was a totally positive list which was bright cheerful deep and different to any list I had made before. The difference this time was that I hadn’t allowed myself to edit. I hadn’t allowed myself to think what could prevent… I hadn’t shared it with anyone. Sometimes I have found that sharing my ideas has led me to scrapping those ideas. Yes, and I have so regretted giving away those opportunities.
But this is not a time for lingering on “what might have” been. This is definitely, a time for possibilities. This list now requires further lists. Oh yes. I took one possibility and again using a fresh page and coloured pens and worked how it could be achieved or in one case how I could get information in order, to start the process.
My journal is now expanding into pages of possibilities. Brightly coloured pen pictures with some very dubious art work. Artwork! I never use art work but yes, my style of artwork is decorating many a page wow. I never knew. No that is not quite right I never allowed myself which is totally different.
I am so glad that I decided to hang up each birthday card I received in my room and to keep them there for the year. One never knows just when or where inspiration will find one.
Thanks Nonie for reminding me to open up new possibilities.