December 31st, 2012

Tolkien, artist

Make Your Mark

New Year's resolutions are quickly said, quickly forgotten, and often quite temporary. As we pass into the next year, I propose a single life-long resolution for you - Make Your Mark. Do something that will live outside of yourself in some fashion. Whatever fashion it takes, Make Your Mark. I'm even going to push one step farther and specify that you should Make a Positive Mark. There is no doubt that negative actions can also make a mark, but do you really want to be known and remembered because you caused pain or anguish? Those whom I know would not, and I suspect most of you reading also would not.

Make Your Mark sounds so easy, but how to do it? Here are some suggestions...

Carve a sculpture. Don't know how? Get a piece of stone, a chisel and a hammer and try. Down the line you'll need a few additional tools - a rasp, some sandpaper and a polishing cloth - but the basic way to accomplish this is really pretty easy. So give it a try. OR...

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