“There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Alice in Wonderland/Lewis Carroll
I have been thinking about what I am going to write for my first post of the New Year. I thought of writing about gratitude, I am so very grateful for my life as it is. The first thing I say when I wake up in the morning and before I meditate is “thank you.” I never lose sight of how fortunate I am. I also thought I might write about setting my intentions. Dr. Wayne Dyer has been a guiding force in my life for over 25 years. He and others, like Maryanne Williamson have been the co-architects of the on-going renovation of Kate.
But when I ran across this quote, which was totally misfiled in a folder I was cleaning out for the New Year. It was an aha/yes moment and I knew I wanted to write not only about ‘the impossible things,’ but about the innocence of possibility. I think at a certain stage in our lives the impossible things get covered over by the weight of time and we lose sight of our youthful naiveté. We get old with ourselves.
I am not going to go into how to regain or believe for the first time in the impossible things that life can deliver to us. I am just going to say that all things are delivered with a purpose to help us grow, be happy, love and delight in being alive.
With that said I am going to follow the queens’ advice and look for the impossible things in 2014. So I guess I do have a New Year’s resolution, which is to recapture a little innocence, mix in a bit of magic, blend with multiple doses of gratitude and set my intention for a New Year beyond compare. And I think what I will receive in return will be the belief that most things are possible when you are ‘young at heart.’
Happy New Year darling friends and thank you for dropping by Platinum Boomer and helping me lay the foundation for this blog which is the first item on the list of “six impossible things before breakfast.”