I have been thinking about circles. I have been feeling as though I have been running in circles the past few months wondering when I can break free of the familiar pattern to simply breathe. Take time to think. Take time to process. To take time to be. Period. It is harder than it seems. Unexpected events have stripped that precious time and made me stumble, tripping over my own two feet. I didn’t fall down thankfully…I caught my balance in the knick of time. I went to the kitchen and I did what I think I do best – I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies to start putting things in perspective. To find that light again.
I have found that any little moment to take time and recharge lately is so precious. I have tried hard to capitalize on those moments. Throughout this past week I have realized that really I want to have a more meaningful connection with life. Deeper. More grounded. I want to make more of a difference.
So I have decided to get creative. I will be coming up with a list of 35 things to accomplish from January 3, 2012 – January 3, 2013. One year. In this year, my 35th year of life by the way, I am hopeful to make a small difference in the lives of those around me, those who I surround myself with, new friends, old friends, and, heck, maybe even some strangers. Since I have a little bit of time to create this list I am carefully going to think it over…
Over the weekend I witnessed how one small act of generosity can help generations of people to come. A wonderful doctor quietly gave a gift to help medical students with their studies. I wonder if they will think about the man behind the name of their classroom as they pour over their journals, textbooks, work in the simulation center or listen to lectures? Whether it is a fleeting thought, or a harried glance toward the plaque of the man behind the name as they rush to find a seat before class…it is ok. It reminds me that one small act – on any scale – can make all the difference in the world.
I am off to start a list now…maybe we should all start a list? Have a wonderful week!