Tuesday, December 31, 2019

A Few Things To Think On As We Bring In The New Year

I've intentionally taken some time for quiet this week. There is just something about the week between Christmas and New Year's that fosters quiet and stillness, at least for me. This year, with New Year's falling on Wednesday, it feels like we get a few bonus days as we are quickly into the weekend.  I'm claiming them, anyway! Not that I'll sit around and do nothing, the laundry still piles up, and I'm making some treats for New Year's Eve and our traditional New Year's Day meal of ham, collards, black eyed peas and cornbread. But I've put off other things, like returns and paperwork until next Monday, when life will resume a more normal pace. I'll be ready by then, I always am. I enjoy times of rest and reflection, but there is something to be said for rhythm and order, too.

I found the little print out you see in the picture above in my papers this week. It was something I included in a little seasonal book I put together for myself a few years ago. And while I'm not big on resolutions, I do find that lingering over a few goals and ideas a worthy assignment this time of year, and I thought you might enjoy considering them for yourself. I like this list because its doable, not some grand goal that I'm going to feel like a failure for not accomplishing. Just simple things like "a book I'd like to read", "a place I'd like to visit" . . . all things I'll be doing anyway, so why not be intentional when planning for them? If you'd like a copy for yourself you'll find the link at the bottom of this post.

Happy New Years Eve, my friends!  I pray your year is blessed!

(Click the link to download your copy!)


Katie said...

I'm so thrilled to have "met" you through Hearth & Home and to have discovered your lovely blog! I've had such fun poking through many of your old posts and have delighted in the many things we have in common, from our faith, to our refreshment through nature and stillness, to phenology wheels, to homeschooling! I'm looking forward to exploring more of your liturgical tag, I've been wanting to learn how to engage in the church year personally and with my children (who are 9, 7, 4, and 2). Thank you for all the lovely printables, I'm excited to try this one! Looking forward to following along here!

Kimberly Lottman said...

I am so happy that you have found some useful things here and for a new friend to share this space with! Many blessings, Kim