As New Year's Day Ends
We found Joy visiting the Peace Pagoda with our Bridget over the holidays.
I don't do resolutions, as such. I believe they are traps that cause us to think less of ourselves because, almost always, we cannot accomplish our resolution. Life gives us enough opportunities to struggle, why make more?
So, I dream or wish and my dreams have come true, as witnessed this year when I published another book and became an ordained minister. This year brought friends from near and far to visit, gave me time with my growing number of grandchildren and allowed Roger and I to escape for an overnight to a lovely Bed and Breakfast in Vermont.
What to I dream of this year? My biggest dream is to go to the Provence with Roger. We are nearly there... I dream of writing more...publishing another book of poems, finishing my novella and publishing my children's book that has been in the works way too long!
I also hope and pray that I will be able to minister to those who need me most - that the words I write will touch their hearts.
Some of my friends are sharing their word for the year. I have chosen Joy. I will look for Joy in the drudgery of each day, I will try to find moments to bring Joy to others and I will share whatever Joy comes into my life with all. What a Joy it is to share this with you!!
What's your word for 2014?