The WordPress Challenge for this week is Renewal.  I researched a few definitions of the word because so many things come to mind.  These are some of what I found.

to make like new : restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection –  Like restoring or ‘renewing’ a room.

Yes, that’s me. Helping with the demolition of my son’s bedroom. In the process of renewing…

Then there’s:

to make new spiritually – Depending on your beliefs, this could mean different things to different people.

Surround yourself with positive thinking, Mirth and Motivation, and inspiration – exercise for both the body and the soul.

And then we have these:

to make extensive changes in – rebuild

to begin again

Renewal that brings to mind the recent destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy at home in New Jersey, as well as New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. There’s much to be done, but with fabulous attitudes, good spirits, and great neighbors, friends, and strangers alike, it will all be rebuilt and renewed.  Maybe better than new!

Here is my hope.  No matter what you’re working on, whether it be rebuilding, restoring, replenishing, or renewing, that your success is as great as your mind could ever imagine.

If nature can succumb to the changes in the weather and then be renewed once again to it’s original beauty, then we can learn from her and do the same.

to become new or as new

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  4. Very appropriate entries for the challange.

    Aside from that, my wife and I are struck with the devastation the US NE coast has received from Sandy. We know someone in Virginia who is collecting goods and supplies for those hardest hit. She’ll be heading up the NY soon with supplies. We might be sending her some stuff.

    I’m glad to see that you’re in better straits.

  5. I bet your son will have an awesome, remodelled room soon. It’s an inspiration to see you passion for creating things and for finding “Zen” in your life. I too am into finding inner peace and Zen. It seems hard sometimes but all worth every effort. Great post. Have a blessed week…with lost of renewing possibilities.

  6. I don’t know if I could take on a project like your son’s room. The yoga zen corner is more my speed. But what lovely ways to define renewal! I caught Superstorm 2012 on the History channel tonight. My goodness. Really and truly unbelievable. I was so busy in the aftermath rearranging flights, I missed a lot of the coverage and had no idea.

    • I’m more like and apprentice when it comes to demolition, construction, and renewal, but happily, I enjoy both the room fixin’ and the Zen corner. Hurricane Sandy? What a witch!

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