Twas the start of the New Year
And all through the house
All the Christmas decorations were down.
It was quiet as a mouse.
The goals were written
In my journal to come alive.
As I begin JOY IN THE JOURNEY
For the Year of Fifty-Five!
Yes, I’m going to be 55 in a few weeks.
And yes, I am a goal setter. Sometimes I meet them and sometimes I fall short. But this year I’m doing things a little different.
If you followed my Christmas journey on Facebook, you know that I set out to do something intentional each day from Thanksgiving to Christmas to relax and be in the moment; to learn to enjoy life and find joy in each day.
With all the troubles in the world and our own personal lives, I wanted to be intentional to not lose the joy and hope I love during the Christmas season. And for me, it was successful. I did big things and I did simple things.
I took my nephews to a train display. We made a gingerbread house.
I played Christmas carols on the piano all by myself in my living room.
I enjoyed the experience of a spa day with friends as an alternative for gift exchange.
I made fudge and enjoyed Christmas lights and shopping.
I was present each day in all of the season; all of life’s activities.
I found hope.
I found joy.
I found peace.
And I want that to continue.
So I created intentional goals for the next year to keep those feelings alive.
My year of 55 is going to include several things:
*55 significant acts of kindness
*55 greeting cards
*55 things that I have always wanted to do or that I enjoy doing.
I can’t wait to share some of my journey with you and pray that God will use all of us to bring joy and peace to the world in this new year!