January 1, 2020. Day one of a new decade. What will you do that is new this year…and in the 10 years to come? What would your life look like if you started out this new time, the 20’s, with new ways of approaching your daily life?
We are thinking about these questions. We do so because we believe keeping the spirit of what we do fresh, relevant and inspired can only be done when our daily lives are the same…fresh, relevant and inspired. How to do this? We are banking on the idea of simple acts, such as setting the alarm earlier in the morning for 5 minutes of yoga, exploring a new path on a daily walk, trying new ways of cooking, adopting a new practice of hand-writing letters…maybe a dance class, martial arts…or collecting inspiring quotes to be written and shared with others, new volunteering, singing in a choir, or just simply going about the habitual in a new way.
Unrealistic or exciting? Perhaps both. But knowing that science proves these acts of new can work for a more adept and healthy brain, we say: “bring on the new!”. Let’s get better, knowing that when one person is better, we are all better.
For us at Cornelia Lively, “better,” can only happen in a world that is becoming greener and cleaner. Could it be that taking on something new in our daily lives can lead to new ideas, new approaches to that end? We hope so.
Happy, hopeful 2020.
Emily"There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave." – Ernest Hemingway