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I Resolve 15/01/2012

Filed under: Mindfulness & the Senses — jillnottelten @ 3:31 pm
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I resolve to make a resolution.

It will not be a grand one.

It will be simple.

Something that I can stick to – but not trivial.

It will have meaning – but not mean the world to me (or anyone else for that matter).

It will be inspiring, though.  Something that will make me feel better for having stayed my course.

Yes.  Simple but hope filling.

It will be something that will make me feel alive.

It will need to be something that can be easy to keep – and yet a challenge as well.

I could spend a year making a resolution like that.

Perhaps this year I shall simply resolve to breathe …

… and not take every breath for granted.


10 Responses to “I Resolve”

  1. Lexie Says:

    I began reading countless neurology books and medical books alike; and this made me incredibly gratefull for being alive, and in a way, able to function as much as possible. It made me come to terms with how much life cannot be taken for granted, yet how much of it I do; and it was such a good decision I made. Not only that, but I’m a nerd, so the science part was also incredibly enjoyable. Good luck with this goal x


  2. runitjojo Says:

    welcome back! hope everything is going well with you:) appreciating our breath is a great way to spend the year!


    • Thanks. I’ve decided that I am going to pack up stumps and move. House, job, the works. I’m getting crusty and I’m a long way from my best supporters so its all go, go, go at the moment – but kind of strange too. I’ve been where I am for a long time and there are people that I am sorry to leave behind. My blog will be a little spasmodic for a little while before it settles down to its former rhythm again.
      You look like things are really moving along.


  3. willowdot21 Says:

    welcome back I missed you !


    • Hi. Yes I’m back. I’ll be a bit scatty for a couple of weeks yet as I have a lot on at the moment. Big changes and moves. Leaving some things that I’m attached to behind, but needing the changes that are coming. The things that are worthwhile I will find a way to sustain. I’m going to drive myself bonkers staying where I am although I will miss my place – I wish I could pack it up and take it with me wherever I go to next and just plant it somewhere nice.
      If I vanish in fits and starts never fear I will soon be back and on topic with more to write and think about just as always.


  4. LunaSunshine Says:

    Breathing is good. Stopping to breathe is even better. It’s a great resolution. Sometimes, in all of the chaos, we forget that we are only human. And we have human needs. Like air. Fresh, crisp, refreshing air.


  5. Layara Says:

    Hello Jill, best of luck for the upcoming move and I hope the new chapter in your life will be a good one! Changes can be scary or painful, but sometimes they are necessary – hopefully everything will work out in your favour!

    I also wanted to nominate you for a “Liebster Blog Award”:


  6. hotbuns Says:

    If I understood correctly, you have before you a really hard challenge. Anyone can lay down a resolution with varying results, but to set yourself on the search for the resolution that will (as I understood it) meet the axis of “what you want”, “what you need” and “what you can achieve” is indeed a quest worthy of an active and self-aware mind.

    Good luck, I hope you find it.


  7. boldkevin Says:

    Hi Jill,

    I know that you have been busy but I just popped across to let you know that in appreciation of and out of respect for your blog I have nomited you for the Leibster Award.

    You can read about my nomination here:

    Just thought I would let you know.
    Kind Regards.



  8. boldkevin Says:

    Having just received an Inspiring Blog Award and being required to nominate 7 other inspiring blogs I thought long and hard over who I would choose and simply had to choose your blog as one of mine.

    You can find out more about it here.

    Kind Regards


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