The New Year is quickly approaching. It is time to think about those resolutions. I am totally inspired after reading Viktor E. Frankl’s book “Man’s Search for Meaning.” (See November Book Club selection.) With Frankl’s words fresh in my head, “It is we ourselves who must answer the questions that life asks of us, and to these questions, we can respond only by being responsible for our existence,” I’m ready to search for meaning in my own life.
“If you are not creating your life, it is creating you.”
The Vision Board - Joyce Schwarz
I highly recommend reading this book if you are seeking some valuable advice on making and designing a vision board. The Vision Board, by Joyce Schwartz, is an instrumental tool in helping you create the board of your dreams. I particularly like her advice in three areas. First, she says not to “rush” your board and to take your time gathering up information. This is something that shouldn’t be done in an afternoon. I like the idea of keeping a folder of pictures, inspirational words or thoughts until I am ready to sit down and make my board. Second, I like her idea of a “vision statement” to accompany the vision board. She gives suggestions as to how to search within yourself to find it. I was surprised that her techniques helped me to find my vision statement, something that I hadn’t thought about since I was a child. Third, she reiterates throughout the book that you should always express gratitude for what you currently have. I think sometimes we get caught up in what we want that we forget what we have already……..