" There are Years that ask questions and Years that have answers."-Zora Neale Hurston
In the past I have be awful with keeping resolutions and reading any type of devotional but I am going to diligently try to follow this one this year. I picked it up at the Goodwill a couple of years ago and find myself being drawn back to it over and over again. I have found over the course of the last year that this is what I seek at this point in my life.
I will be 45 this year and I want to take an honest look at my life and see what is good and what I need to change. I think that like a lot of women especially when you are younger I have been on a roller coaster ride with my life where I have tried to compare myself to others and in the end found myself lacking. This tendency to compare myself to others has left me with little confidence and at times if I am truly honest with myself this tendency leads me to feelings of resentment and anger that I turn inward on myself. I know that this inward turning in the end has led to my problems with me weight and my feelings of isolation.
I grew up with little and I thought that money equaled happiness and it doesn't. I have found that out through the things we are going through now. Money is good to have but if anything I have found that in the end it creates just as many problems.I have found that through these difficulties that I seek contentment (My 2009 word) from the simple things . I guess if I were to choose a resolution this year it would be to seek a simpler path.
I want to invite all who read here to join me on this journey this year.The Principles that the author encourages us to follow are :
One of the ways I want to incorporate these principles into my life is to find "Pockets of Delight" in each day.
I am also planning to do a Project 365 where I take one picture each day that I will combine into a visual scrapbook of my journey this year .
My project for the coming week is to create a Gratitude Board. It can be in a large magnet on the fridge , on a chalkboard or corkboard , anywhere where you can place photos etc. of the things in your life you are grateful for right now.
" And now let us welcome the New Year full of things that have never been."-Rainer Maria Rilke