Happy New Year! I hope that you survived the “Christmas Craziness” and had a beautiful time with friends and family. After the holidays begin to wind down, I enjoy taking a few moments to think about what is important, set goals, vision and clean my home from top to bottom as a way to prepare for the coming year. It can seem like quite a challenge at times to carve out the time to do this, but I find it does help me stay clear and positive.

Check out Grant Green’s tune, “Idle Moments” and let it be an invitation to stop just for a little while. This track is so warm sounding. I love how Joe Henderson’s solo magically unfurls like steam from a cup. Gorgeous.

Idle Moments – Grant Green

As 2015 closes I hope that you can take the time to reflect and craft a year that entices you, inspires you and rewards you with grace, beauty and love. I trust that you will stretch out, re-invent, create space and have a few moments to daydream and pass the time by doing nothing. Having a few idle moments in the day helps to punctuate ordinary tasks in a meaningful way. Wishing you all the best this coming year!

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