Family 2015

Family 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Finding the Whisper

So, a friend of mine tagged me in a blog earlier today and it reminded me that it has been ages since I have written anything.  Now, I have plenty of legitimate reasons for that, but I do miss writing and so here goes.

Since it is almost the New Year, it seems appropriate to look back and take stock.  I usually love doing that, but this year, I have had trouble settling down to do it.  Maybe that is where I should start.

Life is busy, there is no getting around it.  I am not one to preach to people and tell them how they should slow down, get more sleep, eat better, exercise, etc.  It's not that I don't agree with those ideas, it's just that I have a hard time doing it myself.  I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a friend, a dental assistant and a dance instructor.  Where exactly do I insert the time to do those other things?

And yet, as this year rounds out, I feel the need to be better at it, at all of it.  I can't control the crazy, but I can control my approach to it.

I need more time to center my soul.  I need more time to hear God's voice and I know that only occurs in the quiet - He comes in the whisper.

And so, that is my pledge as we step into 2016.  I will do my very best to live on purpose, not just allow endless activity bowl me over.  I will take time, everyday, to be quiet and listen for the whisper. Yes, all the things in my life scream for my time and attention, but I will serve all of them better if I take care of myself first.

Another friend posted a meme which I have made into my phone screen saver, here is what it says:

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.  I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art.  And, I hope somewhere in the next year, your surprise yourself."

Yes, yes, yes.

Here's to a more intentional 2016.  May God bless you all.  :)

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