It’s half past three in the afternoon on New Year’s Eve. I’ve spent some time in the office taking care of a few things – organizing. The January calendar is set up and ready for the appointments I have in the first two weeks. The whiteboard has project priorities. There is order to my work space.
On a personal note, the checkbook is balanced (yes, I do this at least once a month and recommend it for others). The big home projects for the coming year have been discussed and prioritized. To close 2013, I feel the completion of 365 full and rich days. Even those with tears and challenges brought something.
It was a good year personally and professionally. I am so proud of my son and husband for their accomplishments and letting me be on their journey just as they have rooted me on during mine.
There were goals achieved and others still undone. Will I recommit to the unfinished? We will see.
I have grown personally in knowledge and wisdom. Sometimes I feel my age and sometimes my life experience. One truth is that I will never stop learning.
As we turn the last page of the calendar, may we do so with all of the optimism a new year brings. May we breathe in the freshness of 365 blank days and look forward to all of the activities and people who will fill them. God bless you and carry you through each one of them.
Outside my window right now is a thunderstorm. It’s one of those that come from a cold front and warm front colliding and the laws of nature duel. The thunder rumbles through your soul. Searching the sky for the next strike of lightning can be unnerving – no way to predict.
Weather can be planned for, but no man can control it. How refreshing to experience something that we don’t have to control or schedule. Even planning for what a meteorologist predicts is rarely completely accurate. They do their best, but weather isn’t something God calls profits to. How wonderful it is it to experiencing something completely surrendered to God’s hand as weather?
After the storm passes, many times the morning brings a calm spirit among nature and clean air settles in. Whatever damage has been left behind, may cause grief and pain, but also provides the opportunity for a fresh start.
Consider our friends Canadian Geese – I love the fact that the population has invaded their waterways and land and they just go about their business. They take full advantage of our gardens to bed down a nest, puddles and drainage ditches full from rain or even traffic doesn’t bother their daily routine. Love it! They have no sense of time what they need to do to fulfill their needs of the day.