[considering I leave Friday for this adventure that will be the first third of my year, I figure it’s appropriate to post them here]
(1) Be alive.
to not let my senses and my heart be dull as life presses on
instead of just seeing through a fog
instead of letting knowledge and emotion pass through my head
without grabbing onto it
instead of just regurgitating facts
instead of just coexisting with those beside me.
for new experiences
for deeper relationships
and ways to use it all to benefit others.
to let this thirst drive me to passionately and relentlessly pursue what I seek,
so that when I drink deep of what life holds before me this year, it will be sweeter
and more satisfying
than all my years of taking these precious gifts for granted.