New Year's Eve, already???
The older I get, or what I really should say is, the older our girls get...the faster time seems to go by.
2013 brought a lot of the same, and then some very big changes as well.
For the past several years, I have chosen just one word for the New Year. In years past, I would make the long list of resolutions like most only to find that by mid-January I already felt like a complete failure. So, I decided to be a little easier on myself. One simple word.
I realized last year that several of the "BIG" changes we all experienced in our lives came after we took time to stop and listen, to just be STILL.
After listening to ourselves, our hearts, our bodies, we made several changes. Our oldest left a good paying job to pursue her dream of being a teacher, the youngest and I finally decided to quit taking our doctor's word for our health issues as the final say and found new doctors whom diagnosed many of the things we had already "known". And in a rare, quiet moment over the Thanksgiving holiday...I took the time to listen to a gentle nudge from God...and because of that a little boy was diagnosed before any long term damage to his heart was done.
I chose to be "STILL" this year because I have found everything else just follows suit. When I take the time to calm my heart, my mind, my body...the other things that normally would be on the "list" fall into place. I am a better person, I am happier, I am more focused, I am more mindful of what I say and do, I am more prayerful, I am more intentional, I am healthier, and the list continues.
"The Lord will fight for you, you only need be still." Exodus 14:14
Thank you for following along on this journey with me. I love reading your comments and following along on your blogs as well.
Wishing you all a Happy and Safe New Year, and many blessings for 2014!