Day 60: Visions of Kindness
“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey
Yesterday a friend mentioned that he went to a Vision Board Class. I asked if he would mind sharing the finished product. He was kind enough to send me a picture of his board and it was so beautiful that it inspired me to want to create my own. I usually just write a list of goals on paper or keep a list in my head, but the amazing thing about a vision board is that the goals come alive through the use of pictures, quotes, poems and special items. It also serves as a colorful reminder of the goals and intentions we created at the beginning of the year. Display it somewhere that you will see it everyday. Make it a point to look at it each morning and update and edit throughout the year as needed.
Kindness to Self:
Create your own vision board. Get a pin board, canvas, cardboard or get creative and use anything that you can pin or glue your visions to. You will also need glue, tacks, magazines, pictures and any other items that you want to attach to your vision board. You may also want to write out your list of goals on paper so that you are focused and can find pictures, quotes and items that reflect your goals.
Kindness to Others:
Invite others to join in the fun. Throw a vision board party with friends or make it a family event. Either way, have fun, be creative and create your vision for the new year.
Kindness to Strangers:
How can we invite strangers into our vision? Perhaps we can include some kind of goal on our board that invites something new into our life. A new activity where we will be exposed to new people, a new relationship or maybe include volunteering for a particular organization. This year I will be including the name of a women’s shelter that I want to start volunteering at with my 12 year old daughter. It will be a chance to bond and a wonderful learning experience for both of us.
Kindness to Our Planet:
Think about whether you can also incorporate helping the planet onto your vision board? Maybe you want to spend more time in nature, maybe you want to plant a garden or maybe you want to volunteer for an conservation organization.
Photo Courtesy of FreeImages.com and The Very Kind Sheila Edgar