One night last week, I was reading Unbroken, (great book) and read a paragraph about how the attitudes of three men lost at sea the were shaping how they responded to current situations and ultimately shaping their future survival. As soon as I read this I felt like God was speaking right to me about my attitude and response to situations (Can you say debbie downer?). Then, I opened another book to the picture above. This is a photo from one of the most precious gifts I have ever received :) Anyway, it is amazing how God works and can bring everything together to gently or forcefully call me out on the state of my heart. Ultimately, I realized that the most purposeful and strategic thing I can do this year is be JOYFUL in every minute, of everyday, and with every gift I have been given. Because the way that I live my moments is the way that I live my life (I don't think those are my own words I must have stolen them from a poem or song or something - sounds good though, doesn't it!) If I focus too hard on my goals, I tend to over look the goodness and purpose in every moment and end up living too many minutes with the wrong attitude. So, I am not throwing the mission statement out the door but I am one adding thing to it and I am writing down first my to-do list every day
I better have a lot of check marks at the end of the year!
This is a picture of a little sign we made with Christmas lights this year. It is still up and I am thinking about that I may need to leave it up all year. Sometimes I need lots of reminders!