'what is your mantra for the coming year?'
i got a variety of responses
from serious to sarcastic
but the one that struck a chord with me was the one that stated
ain't it the truth?
i do not consider myself to be high maintenance;
i am content with my yarn
it doesn't take much to make me smile.
even i find i have excess in my life and that this excess takes it's toll on me
when i go to the grocery store
i always manage to leave with twice what i set out to purchase.
this excess takes it's toll on me physically
(did i really need that bag of M&Ms?)
(surely that total can't be right...can it?)
what ends up happening
is at the end of the year
the beginning of the next
i'm left with all this shit that i have to find places for
physically (no room in the jeans)
financially (nothing left in the account)
eventually it all winds up in a closet
or on a desk
or atop my kitchen counters
i'm ready to change the cycle.
i'm ready to rid myself of the excess
and in turn
rather than take.
i hope that in the end
i find myself lighter
in more ways than one.
what's your mantra for the new decade?