Friday, January 10, 2014

Begin....

by Deanna  

    Start something.


   Put one foot in front of the other and inch forward one step at a time, slowly and ever so slightly

   Say hello and begin a conversation


   Write one sentence and begin your novel 

   Begin again, this time in a different key, at a different tempo

   Begin putting yourself first

   Begin enjoying it


   Begin a reading group and perhaps focus on women who made bold new beginnings

   Begin a new way of eating, a new way of moving, a new way of getting your needs met

   Begin as soon as you finish reading this page

   Begin at the beginning and don't even think about where it will take you.

   Now Begin


19 comments:

Carol said...

Deanna-this is one terrific post! I'm going to jump out of bed and begin something! Thanks for this beautiful kick!

AFishGirl said...

Excellent. In all ways.

Jeanne said...

Love those little feet, and ready to BEGIN!

kelly said...

thank you for the inspiration and motivation this morning! happy friday!

Jeanne said...

OH and just bought this new book... looks like fun. I do love books . How do people live without reading

terriporter said...

First of all, those baby feet . . . sigh! I almost didn't make it past them and onto the rest of your post! But so glad I did! Many people are afraid to begin something new, and I have to admit I have been at times as well. But taking that first step can bring so many rewards. We just have to be brave enough to do it. The dof on your pencil shot is beautiful and that book, well I'm heading to Amazon to buy it! Thanks for a fun start to my morning!

CarolHart said...

What a great post Deanna. So inspiring! Gotta go. Gotta get moving!

Viv@within the Frame said...

Deanna that is great and I like the look of the book...

Dotti said...

Yes ... those itsy, bitsy, soft, sweet baby toes! I can almost smell that sweet baby smell. But on to other matters ... great post, well constructed. Love, love, love the photos. And Amazon should give you a commission because I'm headed right over there to buy this book with my one-click cart. {Boy, was that a mistake! It's a bad as Pay Pal.}

Dotti said...

Done!

Maribeth Huffaker said...

Deanna...thank you!

Linda said...

Love the motivation you gave me in this post! Like Terri and Dotti, I almost didn't make it past those baby toes! (Sigh!) so sweet! And like Terri and Dotti, I must have that book. (perhaps I should begin to think on my own!) lol!

Lynne said...

Love the New Beginnings of Baby Toes . . . YES, just Begin . . .

simply bev said...

Love it Deanna! Happy Weekend to you!

Karen Gehrke said...

LOVE this post... read it this morning, reading it again tonight. I bought a journal to write in, doodle in, print my iPhone pics and paste them in,,,etc... I've been dragging my feet in decorating the cover.. finally did it today after your "begin now" order! :) I'm no artist, but it was fun to paint and cut and paste! Thanks for the "get up and go"! I'll save this post to read when I need to get off my "arse"! Have a great weekend!

Carol said...

See all the people you inspired today Deanna! And it's funny we were all attracted to that book - I have it too!

Kim Stevens said...

Such a great post, with beautifully illustrated photos....and oH those baby feet...sigh! I'm going to begin something today, not sure what...just yet, but yes to beginning! xo

Sarah Huizenga said...

I read that book and really liked it. Of course, anything about photography is great.

susan said...

Deanna! I LOVE your post, the photos…LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You express yourself so beautifully! Thank you for the inspiration today. {{{hugs}}}

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