Sunday, January 11, 2015


Be kinder to everyone, including myself. Less impatient. Less judgemental.
Stop wasting time. Focus more on less.
Get fit (have started the 5:2 fast diet).
Clear the backlog 'To Do' list completely.
Create, to the best of my ability.

Trivial, in view of tragic world events. But no words I can think of are adequate or relevant enough to encompass the enormity of tragedies afflicting humanity at this time.

So perhaps tiny gestures, tiny steps towards making things better  is at least something.

Pay attention, noticing whoever needs help, understanding or support in my immediate environment, whether friend, family or stranger.
Be open and honest and direct in my rapport with others, whatever the circumstances.
Forgive and forget real or imagined slights or failures in communication.
Switch off the robot in my mind which endlessly repeats worn-out old patterns and stops me from moving on.

That's my New Year resolutions.


Lucy said...

I find your resolutions helpful and cheering too, Natalie, at this time. Happy New Year.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

And a beautiful New Year to you too, Lucy. May happiness be possible in a sad world.

Rain Trueax said...

Good resolutions. We have to start with us. If each of us did that, it'd be a better world.

Like that picture. You are just so darned cute :)

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Thanks Rain...Cute, me? Naw.

Catalyst said...

And how many have you since broken? Eh, Natalie? :^)

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Bruce, it's too soon to say! Of course I'll break some, or all of them, along the way. But I'll keep trying.

Anonymous said...

Like the idea of turning off the robot. Often wonder why we repeat ourselves so much as human beings! We get pleasure from doing the same thing over and over again. We don't seek variety.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Dominic, the trouble is that the robot's voice is so insistent! The only way to shut it up is to drown it out with something much more involving and interesting - hence creative.