When I was young (before life took off like a bullet), I drew.
All the time.
I haven’t sat down for years to draw anything other than silly faces or hearts for my kids.
This morning, I sat at my kitchen table with a pencil and paper. It felt good.
I reflected on where I want to take my life. What makes me happy and what doesn’t as I drew a line here or there.
Afterwards, I got up from the table and turned on my computer for the first time all morning.
I logged onto facebook and I deleted my account.
I don’t like the founder of facebook because he never does what is right until he is pushed against the wall.
I don’t trust him.
It is too bad because it is a great idea and way for people to stay in touch.
However, it isn’t just a website.
There is a face behind facebook.
I don’t like that face.
It felt good to do what I have felt I should have done months ago.
The people in my life that care about me know where to reach me.
My goal this year is to stop being afraid to listen to my inner voice. I want to do what makes me happy.
I am not willing to waste my life on anything that doesn’t bring me happiness.
What makes me happy is going back to the simple things.
Like drawing Swiss wild flowers at my kitchen table with my son.
It is time to slow down. Keep the computer off more than it is on. Turn off the television and listen to the birds happily chirping outside. It is about being outside in the sun or rain breathing in the world.
This is what makes me feel alive right now.
How about you? What makes you happy and feel like your life matters?