Tuesday, January 3, 2012

new {happy} year

last year this time, i sat in the bathtub and wrote a list of goals. they included: read one book a month. write a "thankful for" list at the end of each day. keep a day planner. take more walks.

but this year, all i want is one thing:

to wake up each morning and catch the sunrise.

to not let its beauty spray across the sky while i'm in the shower, or drying my hair. to not pull the yellow quilt over my eyes when the rays start peeking through the blinds in the bedroom. to bring my coffee outside with me and sit on the porch swing in the dark. just sit in the morning blackness. until the golden and pink and coral start crawling up from behind the trees.

i just want to catch it. and i think with that, i'll catch all those other wishes and resolutions. all those other desires of my heart just beyond my reach. i'll pull them in with the sunshine. and at night, send them back up into Heaven, to the great painter Himself, who will take them, mix them, and create with them another glorious morning.

to see my dreams in the dawn. and to chase them until nightfall. that is my wish for 2012.

22 comments:

Gentri said...

That is a beautiful goal. :)

Jacqlyn said...

you're inspiring me to do the same (: i love your wish for 2012.

mary kate said...

I love that resolution, so simple but still great!

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

that's a wonderful goal! :)

Ana Magdalena said...

"to sent them back up into Heaven, to the great painter Himself." This is so beautiful. I have to ask my mother to sit in front of the screen and read this post later today.

ps: I think I am stealing one of your last year resolutions, writing thankful for notes at the end of the day sounds like such a brilliant idea.

Kristina Streeter said...

Beautiful wish!

bethani said...

what a great resolution..
i accomplish this most days (workdays) driving in & i must say, seeing the sun come up behind the downtown skyline is gorgeous.

now if i can only convince myself to do it on the weekends too...

ps. pablo in his nye hat makes me smile. alot.

Blondie's Journal said...

This sounds like a wonderful idea, Courtney! I love the sunrise and try to catch it when I can!

Hope your New Year has started off well!

XO,
Jane

Erin said...

What a unique and awesome goal! One that is often so overlooked!

Ashley said...

what a beautiful goal. I like it! =)

Happy New Year!

Thisisme. said...

What a beautiful post and wish! Your writing just gets better and better my sweet friend. I am just so glad that I found you. You have given me an idea - I had two lovely diaries for Christmas, so I am now going to use one of them to write my 'thankful thoughts for each day' ! Thank you for the idea, and what a super photo of you and little Pablo. Hugs.

chambanachik said...

That's the best resolution I've ever head someone make. Love it.

Kira said...

What a lovely goal, I hope you post photos of a few here.

Hannah said...

this is a really beautiful resolution. :)

Amber said...

I wish I could see the sunrise and not think Oh geez just let me sleep for another hour. Maybe 2012 will be the year I fully appreciate my mornings.

Antoinette said...

Happy new year sweetie! Your puppy is absolutely adorable!

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Keri~Native Moss said...

beautifully written! I think I will join you in not missing a sunrise. As long as I'm up and moving every morning, and healthy, the possibilities are endless as to what can be done. =)
xo

ginanorma said...

ooohhh I like this a lot! I feel very very similar, let's say.

And that pooch, love that new year hat buddy!!!

Jennifer Rod said...

beautiful!
Happy New Year Courtney.

Amylou said...

That is such a beautiful goal Courtney! And I hope you take a few photos to share these sunrises with us too!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love this, Courtney! Beautiful as always! :)

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

kate said...

wow. just wow. courtney, this was breathtaking.

"i'll pull them in with the sunshine. and at night, send them back up into Heaven, to the great painter Himself, who will take them, mix them, and create with them another glorious morning."

literally that part gave me chills. fantastic and so beautiful. thank you. i pray you get your sunrise every morning <3

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