The idea behind the bells was to meditate on them, thinking on the theme of fertility, bringing to fruition, growth and so on, and decide what each family wanted to see GROW in their lives in the coming calender year. Then they were instructed to hang the bells in a place where they would catch the breeze, and every time they tinkled, they would remind the family of what it was they were bringing into fruition, or cultivating this coming year.
Now, serendiptiously, a friend on facebook set a challenge to her friends to figure out what they were going to say NO to in NO-vember, being that November begins tomorrow (I LOVE November, and have always been a little envious of a certain beautiful cousin of mine who is fortunate enough to be born on November 1st. I got married in November (many years ago) and had hoped Ari might hold out until November to be born, LOL)...
So, yeah, I've had to think about two things today - What I want to cultivate in my life this year, and what I want to say no to this coming month!
- Finishing my Masters degree (am not finishing it this year, so will be finishing it in 2010, was a hard decision to come to, but it's for the best, I want to submit the best work I can, not the most rushed work I can).
- A change for the better in my diet and fitness (yes, I realise that sounds trite, but after this year of ill-health, I know I really need to make a substantial change).
- Getting some part time work in the second half of next year so we can put some money behind us.
- Saving a decent buffer, possibly moving money so we can live closer to the boys school.
- NO procrastination!!!
So, here we go, bring on a new day, a new months, and a new year!