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. :)