I hope 2014 is treating you all well! I finally have all our Christmas decor packed up (minus a few outdoor things...) and I must say it feels good. As much as I love the Christmas season, I love getting back into the normal routine and I really missed all the natural sunlight that comes in through our front living room window (I'm going to have to find a new place to put our Christmas tree next year!) I need my vitamin D.
Anyways...I know a lot of bloggers have shared their new years resolutions and goals with you lately. As much as I would like to do that...I am going to refrain. There are definitely a few areas and items I am going to tackle in 2014, but nothing too concrete...so instead I'm going to focus on my "word" of the year....contentment.
I struggle with being content daily. We have lived the past 3 years in a survival mode of sorts. Just waiting for the next momentous event in our lives to happen and for the first time in 3-4 years I feel like we have finally made it out of survival and are now on to a coasting season of life. We are coasting, things are good, we are blessed, but there are still days were I am still not content (gasp). I want to be fully present in 2014, not always dreaming of more and bigger and better things, but just being completely happy with where I am today. I know this is something everyone struggles with, but I am determined I'm going to focus on just being 100% present at ALL times.
Contentment is a state of the heart, unaffected by outward circumstances.
Godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6:6
I can't wait to see how focusing on this single word can transform my life this next year. I know I can be content I just have to remind myself daily! Here's to a new year of enjoying this one precious beautiful life!