it's a wee bit past mid-january.
right about now i'm feeling pretty good that i resolved to make more mistakes.
i LOVE the nester and friends idea of claiming a word for yourself this year.
not a TO DO word.
not skinny. not organize. not promotion. not redesign. not money. not more...
we have enough TO DO.
something we will stop doing.
my UNword is UNcount.
no more sitting at my kitchen table with a cup of coffee and counting...
these numbers will not define me. these numbers will not make me feel good about myself and they will not make me feel bad about myself. these numbers are not why i do what i do. i do what i do because i know my Maker made me really great at something. and i know down deep in my soul that i am here to give that gift back to the world. i will do what i do with blinders on for an audience of One. and i will sleep well at night knowing i gave everything i have back to the Great Gift Giver. the numbers do not matter. so i will stop counting.
once upon a time i met cortney and robert novogratz. they are every bit as gorgeous and inspiring in real life as you can imagine. they talked about following dreams, breaking rules, and doing what you love. even when nobody believes in you. i asked robert how they got to where they are. he said something like...
you just keep doing what you love. no matter what.
eventually, people notice.
from now on, i'm only counting stars.