Subject: Beginnings and Endings

Welcome to Celebrating the Journey!
Monday, January 1, 2001
Issue #47


1. Welcome Notes
2. What Is Your Theme for the Year 2001?
3. Quotes: Endings and Beginnings
4. Humor: Things You Wish You Could Say At Work

1. Welcome Notes

Welcome to Celebrating the Journey and the year 2001! This is
the last shortened version you’ll receive. Next week we’ll be
back to full length. For today, embrace this time of endings
and beginnings.

CTJ enters this new year numbering 1105 subscribers. My goal
for the year is to double that. I ask your help in reaching my
goal. It is your forwarding of CTJ to people you love, work
with, play with that allows our family to grow. Thank you.

Celebrate this journey into the new year by sharing
Celebrating the Journey with someone you love. Thanks for
being a part of our family.

2. What Is Your Theme for the Year 2001?

This time of year brings many articles, newsletters, and
conversations about setting goals, visualizing dreams and
declaring intentions for the new year.

It is helpful to have a theme for the year before beginning
that process. A theme will help you clarify what it is you really
want for this new year. It serves as a foundation for creating
your best year yet.

Some examples of themes my clients have chosen are:

Physical well-being
Living an everyday life

A theme serves as the underpinning for all your choices,
decisions, actions and thoughts in the year to come. It is the
focus, the core, the essence from which you live. It impacts all
areas of your life and creates shifts almost without you
realizing they are happening. Choose a theme and watch the
miracles happen!

What is your theme for the year 2001?

3. Quotes: Endings and Beginnings

January, the month of new beginnings and cherished
memories, beckons. Come, let winter weave her wondrous
spell: cold, crisp, woolen-muffler days, long dark evenings of
savory suppers, lively conversations, or solitary joys. Outside
the temperature drops as the snow falls softly. All of nature is
at peace. We should be, too. Draw hearthside. This is the
month to dream, to look forward to the year ahead and the
journey within.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

And now let us welcome the New Year
Full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke

While aimlessly waiting for their so-called “ship” to come in
and change their life for the better, far too many people miss
the boat that could actually carry them to a brighter future.
They are often so afraid of testing new waters that they spend
an entire lifetime waiting on the shore…Begin your journey
Josh Hinds

The world is round and the place which may seem like the
end may also be only the beginning.
Ivy Baker

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master
calls a butterfly.”
Richard Bach

Don’t be afraid your life will end:
be afraid that it will never begin.
Grace Hansen

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the
infinite passion of life.
Federico Fellini

4. Humor: Things You Wish You Could Say at Work

1. Ahhh! I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again.
2. How about never? Is never good for you?
3. I see you’ve set aside this special time to humiliate
yourself in public.
4. I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try being smarter.
5. I’m out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message.
6. It sounds like English, but I can’t understand a word you’re
7. I like you. You remind me of when I was young and
8. You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
9. I’m already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.
10. I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about
11. Thank you. We are all refreshed and challenged by your
unique point of view.
12. The fact that no one understands you doesn’t mean you’re
an artist.
13. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely

14. What am I? Flypaper for freaks!?
15. Who me? I just wander from room to room.

Thanks to my co-worker Stephanie Perrin for these gems.

Give yourself the gift of a theme this week.

Namaste, Margo

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“At every moment of our life we have an
opportunity to choose joy.”
Henri J. M. Nouwen

Margo Chisholm
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