It is 2013! I know it has been 2013 for nine whole days but it is still officially The New Year. I did not make a laundry list of resolutions this year. Perhaps it is my continued fatigue from the holidays, or the realization that most of those resolutions go unfulfilled? Who knows. I just haven’t felt very “inspired”.
I did see a couple of bloggers choose 3 words for the New Year so I decided to follow suit! (Thanks Rubber Chicken Madness!)
Stop my chronic over-scheduling. Leave margin in between activities to breathe and allow things to happen naturally without me rushing them along. Inhale then Exhale before I react!
Truly experience life as it happens. Be sad when I feel sad, mad when I feel mad and happy when I am happy. Often, I try to cover up what is real with being busy. Feelings are fickle. They are indicators NOT dictators. Acceptance for me needs to mirror “soul integrity”—honesty that is Godly. (Thanks Lysa Terkeurst!)
Quiet my inner-impulsive voice that constantly wants more and is often discontented by taking a daily inventory of my many blessings AND thanking God for them.
Yesterday, I took my oldest daughter to a middle school open house and I thought I just might lose it. I am not ready for her to go to middle school. I felt nauseated just listening to our tour guide. I know what goes on in Middle School! Uggh.
During my nausea, I had a grand opportunity to practice my three words.
Accept–Lord willing, she will be entering middle school in just a few months. I cannot keep her a baby forever. (Sigh)
Appreciate-She is a beautiful girl with a lot of spunk! God has great plans for her.
Oh and…..Yes, middle school is coming but so is this involved-will go to the school-take your bedroom door off of the hinges-disconnect your phone indefinitely-Mama!
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