December 30, 2012

New Year's Intentions

Today's celebration started off with Champagne. Just as it should have.

The idea of making New Year's resolutions just isn't me, and never has been.

Resolutions seem negative. They imply that we've been bad in the last twelve months and need to change our behavior. That we haven't been good enough.

Intentions however, suggest that we are already good enough and we have positive and exciting new ideas for our future.

le Port

Thinking about the New Year brought these words to mind:


Chèvre au lait cru


What are your New Year's intentions?

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barrie said...

My intention is to love you more and more.

Unknown said...

You have a good man there, J!!
Like the idea of "intentions" - mine are coming up in a blog post but really revolve around achieving better balance!

Betty Carlson said...

I also love the idea of "intentions." It is also less binding than the idea of "resolutions." Once you've broken a resolution, you have failed - but you can keep an intention all year.

Katherine said...

This is a nice idea. Why do we beat ourselves up so much? Intentions for me this year! Although I never did resolutions, anyway. Happy New Year!

Amanda said...

No resolutions ever, not when one lives in the present and not the future! (Maybe Barrie should have written : more and more caresses?)

La Torontoise said...

Loulou, I'm in Cannes now with the family and enjoy so much life and all things French... For the past 10 years, my most important thing-- can call it an intention, has been to increase the time spent in France each year... Can say, we get better and better at it:-) and I feel really thankful for the 10 weeks I have here, while working full time in another country.
Bonne Annee et beaucoup de sante!

samovar said...

one of my intentions: to be more gentle and kind to those closest to me! Andrea

Sugar Daze said...

less procrastination! :)

I think "cupcakes" would fit in well with your C-themed intentions for next year. :P

happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Love your way of thinking! I never make resolutions... although am definitely willing to use the idea of "Intentions."

Happy New Year!

spacedlaw said...

Cheese is certainly an intention I intend to court. As is wine.

Anonymous said...

I intend to stick with the motto that always serves me well, "less is more" -- and continue trying to incorporate into all parts of my life :)
Happy new year!

Andi said...

I intend to refine. I want to make sure that the energy I expend to do anything is worth it!

Jennifer said...

That's the best intention ever! xxoo

I do! :)
Balance is very important and it sounds like you're headed in the right direction in achieving that.
Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

I like that too! I've always felt that resolutions were so fleeting and know very few people who make them and actually stick to them. Intentions put a positive spin on a new year.
Bonne Année my friend.

We do beat ourselves up, and I don't know why we do that either. While it is good to want to better ourselves, we will never be perfect, and the sooner we realize that, the happier we'll be. :)

Jennifer said...

I'm sure he would agree to that too!
Bonne Année!

La Torontoise
If there ever was a good intention, spending more time in France is it! :)
Happy New Year to you and your family and enjoy your time in Cannes.

Jennifer said...

A very important goal. It is easy to take those around us for granted sometimes. Wishing you a very happy 2013!

Sugar Daze
I procrastinate a lot too...that's one I could try to work on as well.
Cupcakes fit in quite well with the C theme. I will happily add them!
Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Thanks! Glad to have inspired you a bit. Bonne Année to you and your family!

Yes, wine too! Santé

Jennifer said...

"Less is more" is a great motto. Thanks for stopping by and sharing that. Happy 2013!

I like your way of thinking. Happy New Year! :)