I'm adding them to my collection of ideas to remember for this year.
Lest this all sound a bit too rosy let me assure you, our life has a multitude of challenges. A MULTITUDE. This year in particular. There is no easy button. Why then add more to the plate by way of time-consuming arts? As Sandra says, it isn't about "adding on, but about adding meaning to - to anything and everything you do". We can take moments to make something meaningful or find our lives full of meaningless activity. When moments are hard to come by it is even more important to make each of them count.
I am grateful to those of you who commented so sympathetically on my two "blue" posts and for the wise women who spoke up on the Real Learning thread where my friend Chari spoke for both of us : ).
And a couple of friends who called me up to commiserate and offer counsel.
Thank you, thank you!