So how are my New Year’s resolutions going?
I had decided, as you know, to follow the 12 laws (one for each month of the year) of karma, in my own words and in my own way. Here is my progress so far.
For February, I have been following The Law of Creation: Life doesn’t just happen. It requires our participation. Work towards your goals and do not just talk about them. Just Do It! (Nike has IT right)!
I have been trying to follow the law of creation in many ways. The list below is but a few of the ways that I have been participating, working toward my goals, and doing things for myself and others.
First, I have been working hard to right the political wrongs of our country. I call fiveCongress women and men daily to express support or concerns about political issues that will affect me, my family, and people that I care about (that would be many, many, many issues). Given the present political climate, I will continue this calling for a very long time. I also have been writing and have sent more than100 postcards to date. Get ready, Paul Ryan, I will be sending you and your fellow republicans many more.
Second, I have had people question me about my wearing if a safety pin on my coat. After I explain to them the pin’s significance, the next day they are wearing a pin, too. I have had a few conversations from immigrants after they spot my pin. Their faces become more relaxed when they see that pin. Although I might not be able to answer their questions, especially those about cooking, just that fact that I am listening to them seems to matter the most. We should all be wearing safety pins.
Are you wearing your safety pin?
Third, I am continuing to promote my book, The Feisty Woman’s Guide to Surviving Mr. Wonderful by signing up for book fairs, health fairs, and craft shows. (Have you bought your copy)? You meet great people, network, distribute your business cards, and hopefully, most of all, sell my book. These events get me out of the house and around people different than those I see every day. As we talk, about my book and other things, I have discovered that so many people feel like I do on many topics (I avoid religion and politics, unless they bring it up, of course). And I have found that the majority of people think as I do about caring for the children, homeless, the elderly, and the veterans. Nice people are everywhere. Just visit a craft, health, or book fair and you will find them.
Fourth and maybe most importantly, I have been helping family members deal with various crises in ways that enables them to do what needs to be done without me. I have set them on a course of action and they have followed through in their own way to apply for car insurance, to complete their taxes, to seek guidance, to speak up for their children, and to appreciate their own inner feistiness that will help them through the bumps and bruises of life. I am so proud of them all. As Nike says..”just do it” and they have, strangely enough, some while wearing their Nike sneakers.
As February comes to a close, I have been following this Law of Creation and remembering everyday that life doesn’t just happen. (Just to help me with this, I have posted the law in various locations around my house). This law requires that I have to be actively involved and participating in my own life. Working towards my goals and just not talking about them has really helped push me forward professionally and personally. I look forward to March when I add the next law of karma to my life. Should be interesting.