Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

Though I set New Years goals for myself, I won't share them because I know that we've all read a lot of them by now and of course gotten inspired by reading them. I do know that this is going to be a good year, a year of change and a year of endings and anxiously awaited new beginnings. In the spirit of that, I thought it would be good to remind myself of this:

A lot of my friends are very conflicted with where they're going and what's going to happen in the next year. We all wonder that. But we can only do the best that we are capable of and passionate for. That's what will get us places. When we all come alive, we are bettering ourselves, bettering others, and bettering the world. That's what this world needs right now: passionate, driven individuals doing their best. However, we can't just sit here and imagine it. We need to go and do it. If this isn't a good start to the year, I don't know what is.

So I ask you: What makes you come alive? 

For me, it is lots of different things. I come alive by teaching and helping others learn. I come alive by making music and trying to give others comfort, enjoyment and pleasure.  I come alive by writing and reading and being inspired by others' creativity and I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to do so.

Hope everyone is starting the New Year off on the right note!



  1. Love this Susan! Your posts always brighten my day, you have such a sweet spirit! Being creative also definitely makes me come alive! Have a great day! xoxo

  2. Working out makes me feel alive. After swimming competitively for the past 16 years nothing makes me feel better than getting in shape and sweating!

    xx Emily @

  3. this is such a great way of looking at resolutions and the new year.

  4. Love this quote, I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog. Starting a blog a month or so ago has really made me come alive! Have a great day!

  5. What an inspiring post! Creativity and good people make me come alive. Cheers to 2012!
    Oh - Fancy That.

  6. AMEN!! I totally agree that your life is what you MAKE it!!
    Design makes me come alive every single day ;)

  7. ahhhh.... i kinda love that quote! the world DOES need people to be passionate and be themselves. plus, it's so much more enjoyable to see confident people. right? :)


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