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ZenView – Choices

Choices for the New Year
by Mary Layton

I confess in 2019 I would like to have more time. After giving it some thought I came to the conclusion that the biggest thieves of my precious time are the acquisition of material things and obsessive busy-ness. What I’d like to do is to lighten my load and simplify my life. Most of the time, but especially during the Christmas season we are made to believe that we need more new stuff or better stuff. I’ve made a pact with myself that I’m only allowed new things if I let go of a lot of the old ones. I can give them to people that like or need them. To me having less stuff means that I have less to protect and maintain. It will give me more space and tranquility. I have time to draw, or play music or watch the wind play with the Queen palm outside the window. It’s nice to be in the present, not in the past or in the future. To me de-cluttering my closets is such a good way of feeling the newness of the year!

My plan is to go slowly about this task. One day at a time!

Wishing you all a great New Year full of the incredible lightness of being and a sense of new possibilities and new vigour. Cherish what still works, let go of what stands in your way!

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.