Will 2013 Be Worth Your “Cat?”

January 1, 2013: I started the new year by killing a cat.

It was more like cat suicide. I was going 45 miles per hour as it darted out across two lanes of traffic to meet it’s maker and my front wheels.  There was a car to my right and another behind me and I had no choice to go forward.  Over the cat.

Some might call this a bad omen, a terrible way to start the new year.  I’d like to think of it as a reminder to be more awake.

After checking for a tag or collar (there was none), I came home teary-eyed and shaken.

Two days later, today, I sat down to review 2012 and make my goals for this coming year.

And in some way, I feel that I’ve got to redeem myself.  I’ve got to make this year count, if for no one else, then that snowy-white cat.

This year, alongside my number goals and my business goals of serving my clients well, providing great customer service, and creating powerful videos, I have other goals.

In 2013 I want to use the videos we create at Video in a Minute to promote healing in the world, and spread around a little more love.

I hope to encourage authentic creativity and foster community ties.

And I want to find forgiveness for others who have wronged me or pained me as I remember that I TOO have wronged or caused pain, whether on purpose or by accident.

I wish for all of you out there, who are doing business, promoting product, creating content, providing a service, I wish for you a year of being awake to ALL that you desire to be in the world.  ‘Cause the Kellog’s commercial is right on when it says that we are all much more than a number.  May this year be worth your “cat.”

-Lisa Gottfried