This week, my dear friend Tamara, shares a photo of her wonderful moxie-full girl, Natasha. She tells me, “Where else do I see Moxie? No where in my day to day life…”
January has a different take:
I am so proud of you
by January Handl
What courage it takes
to come to these bodies-
What focused willingness
to pass into birth
to the unknowing and unexpected
twists and turns,
intersections and connections,
mountains and valleys
that we travel to
What heroism it takes to
begin again and again
to wrestle with desire and addiction
fear and frustrations
mistakes, mishaps and woundings,
to face ourselves each day
to reach out toward another
to dare to hold goals and dreams
dear to our hearts,
What kind of trust and bravery it takes
to then let it all go
let it all go
let it all go
and turn toward the great mystery
As a wave in the ocean
rides its great journey
across the vast expanses
to crash upon the shore,
and return to the source
from which it has never
we are each
on our way home.
I’m with January on this one! Living takes moxie! And we all have it!
MOXIE – The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage; vigor; verve; pep.
Perhaps our moxie is a little dormant or out of practice but this doesn’t mean you don’t have it. As January tells us, it is heroism to face ourselves, to begin again, to dare to hold goals and dreams. Don’t sell yourself short. Moxie is in you.
This week our bliss initiative is to get in touch with our own brand of moxie. We’ll tip toe in where needed and jump in wildly when warranted. We will celebrate our courage and cheer each other on!
Moxie is yours for the taking… with it, where will you go?!!
Tamara and January are here each Monday to help set the mood for the week!
Tamara Magnitsky, a child of the wild blue yonder,
has been an ardent student and advocate for poetry, photography and excellence in general.
She is the mother of a 6 year old daughter and a beloved wife.
She can be found most days.
Bio written by Cary Brosius ~Tamara’s husband 🙂
January Handl is first and always a mother, has been a preschool teacher and parent educator for 25 years. She is currently the Director/head teacher at Gazebo Park School, and lives at Esalen Institute in Big Sur. She lives simply in awe of existence.
She calls her photo “hot tub bliss” 🙂