Here we are day two of 2014, seems to me last year flew by. So like most folks I'm sure you have your new calendars, resolutions, plans and ideas for this new year and are ready to hit the ground running. Have you pinned your honey dos, decorating ideas, recipes, menu planners and the like? Have you made your list and checked it twice? All this hustle and bustle we put ourselves through makes me lean back and laugh. Don't get me wrong but society has created the idea that we need to be super organized, perfectly shaped, have well kept homes, successful careers, be room mom extraordinaire and well basically Wonder Woman. Let me tell you a little SECRET, its okay to be YOU!
Don't let the pressures of society force you to be someone you simply cannot be. God created each of us with our own unique gifts and talents. Its okay to have dreams and aspirations. Change is not a bad thing. Conforming to societies preconceived notions is. Just Be You!
I read a post over at www.thepeacefulmom.com not long ago about choosing a guiding word for the year. After some prayer and consideration, FLOURISH was the word God gave me. Flourish means to grow well; thrive, to fare well; prosper, and to be in one's prime. What a beautiful way to face a brand new year! When I slowed down and took the time listen, pray and meditate on this word, I began to look to this new year a bit differently. My love gift from God was to thrive, prosper and be the best Me I could be. Not to be someone else, not to stress myself out making a list of resolutions that would amount to failures and be abandoned two months from now. No, my heavenly Father simply said to FLOURISH!
I cannot tell you how quickly my attitude changed. How I went from a list of to do this, change that, try this, hope that...to how can I be a better Me. By taking the time to slow down, look around and relax...I realized, I am ready for the New Year. My hope for you is that you too, will find a "Hint of Happiness" perhaps a guiding word for your New Year as you travel life's journey.