Friday, December 31, 2010

Day 1: Happy New Year 2011

Sunset in the Holy LandSt. Peter's Church, Jaffa, Israel, February 2009,
Canon PowerShot SD870 IS, Focal length 7.56mm, Exposure 1/8 sec @ f3.5, ISO 200, no flash,
© Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Happy New Year everyone.  Did you celebrate?  Get to kiss someone?  Make any resolutions?

Here are my answers:  Not so much.  Yes, my lovely wife, Carol.  You betcha!

We stayed home, which for us is over here in B√∂blingen, Germany.  New Year's Eve in Germany (as in many places around the world) is celebrated with fireworks at midnight.  And our dog Frito is not a big fan of fireworks.  He shakes like a leaf when they go off.  

So we watched some TV, to drown out the sounds.  And covered him with blankets and kept him in between us on the sofa.  He did fine.

So what about my resolutions?  Well, here they are:

1.  Post a picture of beauty every day (right here, on this blog).
2.  Give something away every day (e.g., a donation, or to someone in need, or an unused item).
3.  Do some physical exercise every day (at least 15 minutes long).

And for the first item, at least, you can help keep me honest.  Or at least, check back and see what kind of pictures get posted.  In many cases, it just might be a picture without all this writing to slow you down ;-)

Well, let's see how it goes.  Here's wishing you the best in 2011.

  • Donation:  to Vegan Outreach
  • Exercise:  Running 11.11 miles (120 mins) (see next post for details)


Pat said...

A belated happy new year to you. May your journey of new resolutions bring you joy and goodness. I, for one, am delighted to see daily photos as one of your goals.

Giving something away sounds awesome. Don't forget you can also give away intangibles, like knowledge and service.

Steven Crisp said...

Hi Pat.

Glad to have some reason for you to visit ;-)

And for some reason, things are feeling right again. I can't really explain. Some resolutions have deep intention, and others are just wishes.

Help keep me honest ;-)

And yes, in the giving department, I have so much to learn, and am really looking forward to it.

I just love new journeys.