I finally managed to get up early on winter break..it is 5:30 am..coffeeI think it appropriate on the last day of the year to rise early and reminisce...after all a new year brings with it promises of new beginnings and aren't we all in need of a few of those?
"The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings." - By Dave Weinbaum
as I look back I'd have to say this has been a powerful year for me. Traveling with God over this last year has allowed me to see myself and my story thorugh a new pair of eyes. Eileen Caddy once said when you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.
so here I am at the end of a page and the end of a powerful year and the horizon looks pregnant with possibilities. I look out over the horizon and can only make out what appears to be many roads but this time with a new vision instead of looking at a land if full of giants...which it will be but instead choosing (key word) to focus on it as full of possibility! expect the miracles..expect God to fulfill His part of the covenant. EXPECT God--
a vicarious route to some essential part of herself that she does not yet fully recognize or understand yet .... Sarah Ban Breathnach "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - By Carl Bard
I am learning through a daily practice of slowing my heart down to really listen--then talk with God. LOTS more listening than talking if you know what I mean?
I am traveling through each day with a suitcase more full of peace- a child like trust- knowing i am loved for who i am and not what i do or don't do- a sense of belonging finally-acceptance of who i am and what i am called to do within all of my insecurities, quirks and weirdness
at the dawn of 2013 I possess a greater sense of vision..a pocketFULL of powerful promises and as I lay my hand over them I know they are living words and they are what will get me through the valleys that will be low and the mountains that will be high.
"Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." - By Margaret B. Runbeck
so if you have been feeling like life is one series of false starts....why not make this beginning of 2013 the year to get started oh I know...everybody starts at the new year and a few weeks down the road it is back to the same ol`routine. well...i began and quit many times but no matter how many times life knocked me down ( and I do my fair share of causing myself grief ) grace pulled me back up again. Mark Twain has a good point-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one." - By Mark Twain
"When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page." - By Eileen Caddy
so let's turn over a new page together--blessings and love to each of you who have taken words out of your busy day to leave here on my heart. You have each had a part in writing my story over the last year. while my route maybe vicarious I wouldn't have it any other way because deep down that girl I know is becoming more and more recognizable. I am humbly uber excited over the coming months..for the new things that are coming and that I am surrounded by some pretty amazing warrior women..I am thankful at the close of 2013.
what is ONE..just one promise that you can put in your pocket right now to take with you in 2013?
xotiff -- "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." -A popular Chinese Proverb