Sunday, January 1, 2012

Snowstorms And Changes


Today I am in a very unusual relaxed mode of life, from the top of my head to the tip of my toes.  A peaceful heart entering 2012 with a snow storm that appears and disappears, as I look out my window. Today, I had a chat with a friend about this sudden snow that appears and disappears. We chatted about the days when we were young. Days off from school, learning to ice skate on the road, because the ice was so thick. The observation that the large amount of snow that arrived when we were growing up no longer arrives. As I went back to my chair in my office I could hear the wind blowing across the land. I began to realize that, just as the weather changes, many times our life changes from day to day and season to season. 

As the weather changes, once again my life is in the middle of change. There is something different about this change than in previous years. Usually I know what the change is, but this time I am not sure what the entire change encompasses. I left a few things I was involved in along the side of the road from October to December. Realizing that this was necessary, because as one woman, I was trying to do to many things again! I was slowly picking up that old habit of striving and trying to do to many good things. When I am doing to many things, life slowly begins to lose it's enjoyment. There is a thought that is on my mind and heart as I finish this post.

The thought is that in 2012, I will spend time enjoying my days. Enjoying the opportunities that God brings my way. Enjoying the writing that I am crafting and not seeing it as drudgery. Traveling and building relationships with those I have yet to meet. In the midst of it all, I will be involved with people and at the same time, keep healthy boundaries in my life. Knowing that there are times that I will be with people and that there will be times that I spend alone, as I write and prepare to teach.

2012, a year of learning to enjoy the balance in life, as God continues to teach me his ways for living life. Knowing that now that I am in 2012, I will not try to be everything, to everyone, but as time allows, be there for others. Remembering that I am not to replace God, but walk along side of people, speaking truth combined with love, mercy and grace.

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is the command: Love each other. John 15:16-17 New International Version

Will you join me on this journey in 2012?

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