2011’s words to remember

These words are my daily – sometimes hourly – reminder of how I want to show up in the world. Right now. It’s not my best writing, but when I read them, I feel these words in my core. I deepen into myself. I breathe more freely. I step into my power and remember Who I Am. Tonight I wanted to share – to step out of my comfort zone – and hope that something in here might resonate with you.


Ease. Let go of the paddles. Trust. Allow things to come. Allow good to come. Receive it all with an open heart. Set the course and relax. Everything is perfect.

Abundance. There is enough. You are enough. Open your arms and dance. Let life in with laughter.

Create. Get busy. Play. Have fun. Experience joy. Stay present. Write. Write. Write. Allow the crap to come out so the brilliance can too. Use your hands. Felt. Knit. Sew. Draw. Paint. Garden. Build. Play with your creativity again.

Connect. With a loving and open heart. Connect with yourself, with your passions, with your truth. Give and receive love. Stay playful. Send handwritten notes, emails, texts, tweets and make phone calls when the thought strikes. Let people know you’re thinking of them, loving them. Stay connected to now. Find the joy. Stay connected to the excitement of what is to come. Get out of your comfort zone and connect.

Commit. Say yes and mean it. Do it now. Focus – like a laser – on what you want and let the rest go. Commit to your marriage, your health, your family, your writing. Most of all, commit to yourself. You are worth all you can dream and more.

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3 Responses to 2011’s words to remember

  1. Cynthia says:

    Thank you Alana! Everything resonates this morning…I’m breathing it in. xxoo

  2. Lindsey says:

    These words touch me in a place beyond articulation – thank you for sharing them. xo

  3. Jennifer says:

    This is beautiful, I have been meaning to comment on this post for awhile now-I actually printed this out and read it daily, sometimes multiple times..beautiful-thank you for inspiring me…I identify so much with your writing, I feel like since the loss of my son, I am trying to embrace life and just become a better person…I just want to heal in a healthy way-yoga, acupuncture, therapy, church, being social and drinking lots of green tea have been my saving grace. I have reached out to old friends that I lost touch with etc; I want to have FUN with my 4 year old daughter vs going thru the motions of the day..thank you for your encouraging, inspiring words…

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