December 31, 2011

Hello to 2012 With Purpose....

I've heard it before.
I've said it myself.

2011 was....

Hmm, how does one
describe this year?

for some...
(Weddings, new babies
new apartments!)

for others...
(Loss of jobs, loved ones,
too much on the plate,
loss of self worth)

Isn't this how every year stacks up?
Some people just have better years than others.
Maybe that's how it is suppose to be.

Ponder this... 

I think we are suppose to be
so intertwined with each
other that when one of us has a
bad day, week, month or year,
others of us are there
to offer the open arms for a hug,
a listening ear, that proverbial glass
of cool water....

As a society, we've become quite
self focused. We've forgotten what it
is to be so much a part of another
person's life that we feel their pains & joys!

All of this to say, as this new year 2012
rolls in, my personal goal is to be

Purposeful in my use of time,
purposeful in my eating & activities
more purposeful in growing in my
faith walk with God,
and more 
purposeful in making and taking
time to 'smell the roses' along the way!

And, I'd like to say that I've seen the ocean,
at least once in this new year.... 
Geesh, it's only a couple of hours from here!

"For I know the plans I have for you,"
declares the LORD,
  "plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
  plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11


michelle5959 said...

My Dear friend... What a beautiful posting about looking toward the new year! I will make it my purpose this year to touch base with you before the beginning of October 2012 and be sure if you have not seen the Ocean at least once in 2012 that I get you there by the beginning of October! LOL

Anonymous said...

I love the perspective Mel and I'm with ya.....with age comes wisdom and I feel like I'm a bit wiser because of the mountains I've had to climb. I really hope 2012 is a year of peace,on so many levels,but I do know that I will love those who allow me to love them and turn the other cheek to those who offend me and Love my Jesus through it all.....Happy New Year my dearest friend.