Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Final Wishcasting of 2009


We, in no way, planned to have that kitten peaking out of that photo come to live with us.

I was sitting at home two nights after returning from Kripalu when Marcy called me from work to tell me to look at some photos she had sent me. Two hours later, Toby arrived.

My first -- no, I should say -- My second impulse was to say No. We don't need a kitten in this house at this time. No, I just got back and have barely re-acclimated to my normal home life. No, I am not a person who likes surprises.

That is what I always say: I am not a person who likes surprises.

For the year 2009, my word was Fly, and it can be kinda hard to fly if you are totally against surprises.

I did things that I would never have done a mere year before -- truly, mere months before.

For 2010, of course, my word is Embody, and to strengthen my commitment to fully embodying my life, this path, my skin, I wish for 2010 to be...

Full of Wonderful Surprises.

That's right. I'm asking it in. To be more clear, I want to surprise myself. With good things, risky things, daring things, big things, shiny and sparkling things.

What about you? Are you willing to be surprised or do you insist on a level of control that eradicates the possibility of surprise from your life?

25 comments:

Lawendula said...

As Blisschick wishes for herself so I wish for her also.

A splendid new year to you!

Linnea said...

What a delightful wish. As Christine the Blisschick wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

I wish you a blessed new year, and I'm so grateful that we met.

Karen D said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. What a truly great word, "embody", what a powerful wish. May your New Year be filled with all you wish.

Rachel said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

My head likes to maintain that kind of control and my heart is constantly trying to stop it. I'm working on letting my heart have more say!

faerwillow said...

~aah...i struggle with surprises too...love that you are calling for it...that you are ready to embrace all the great advantages of surprises...as Blisschick wishes for herself so I wish for her too...may the new year bring forth an abundance of wonderful surprising gifts of life...brightest blessings & cheers to many happy surprises in the new year~

Giulietta the Muse said...

Hi Christine,

Big cat lover! Kittens are so fun, so playful, so curious. Enjoy this bliss.

I wish for you to embrace all the surprises life has for you. They keep life full of life and enchantment. I welcome surprises with open arms. They are my friends.

To lots of surprises in 2010 ...

Giulietta, always musing

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I love the word you've chosen!

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

onasilentsea said...

as christine wishes for herself, so i wish for her also.

Sulwyn said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. A wonderful wish, and quite daring. I have had enough of the yucky suprises this past year, I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to invite too many more in! Cheers to you!

Sarah said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
Oh I like that one too!! Embody..wonderful! So glad ya kept the kit..clearly it has enchanted you!! Kits are good for the soul I think!! I do adore my Tink. Wishing for you a wonderful new year..fully embodied by you hon!!
Love and hugs, Sarah

Her Speak said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish also!~*

Here's to surprises.
Here's to miracles. :)

May your new year be filled with Much Joy and Many Blissings~*
Molly

Jeanne Klaver said...

That gorgeous kitty is so lucky to have found you two. As for surprises—you got there there. I always think of surprises as having a negative connotation. But you had such a fulfilling year, I think I'd like to try on a few surprises, too!

WrightStuff said...

Nice surprises are very healthy for you. Nasty surprises test you. Cat's never fail to surprise (one of mine is scared of spiders).
May your 2010 wishes come true. Happy New Year to you and yours.

I'm So Pretty said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also :)

Lissa said...

As Blisschick wishes for herself in 2010 so I wish for her also.

Expressive Hart said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also! You know I LOVE your word for 2010!

differenceayearmakes said...

As Blisschick wishes for herself so I wish for her also.

It has been my experience that no matter what plans we make each year usually has a way of having plans of its own.

Surprises are guaranteed.

Christine Claire Reed said...

I want to emphasize how much I mean that I want to surprise MYSELF.

Which I never wanted before or aimed for before. Until the year of "fly."

And that was thrilling -- to not know exactly what I was going to do! :)

I want more of THAT!

Like January 2009. I had NO IDEA that Dancing would re-enter my life and totally, completely turn it upside down. Awesome.

erigal80 said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also (and for all of us -- I love surprises and serendipity in life)! Cheers.

LeslieB said...

As Christine wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Happy New Year! May it be full of wonderful surprises for you!

Bethany said...

Good question. Not sure I'm ready for that one yet.
Hm.
I like the idea though.
Thanks for putting it in my head.

Bethany said...

Well yeah, why not. I would love to surprise myself this year.

Bethany said...

I saw this quote today on my friend's blog (she doesn't comment but she's the one who told me I would like you, and I really do!). It made me think of you and this post:

I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

—John O'Donohue

Sara @Soulspackle said...

As Blisschick wishes for herself so I wish for her also.

What a cute little cat-nugget!

Tim King said...

Wow, Christine. You're braver than I am!

As Christine wishes herself, so I wish with her also.

-TimK