On my birthday back in January my mind and heart was anticipating what was ahead. If you look back to that post -- you'll see the questions that were swirling around:
Who do I want to be?
What do I dream will come true?
How do I want to be remembered?
How will I spend my time and energy?
What mark do I want to leave on the world?
I set out with two things on my heart:
I wanted to laugh more and enjoy the journey. (I can be a bit too serious!) AND
I wanted to celebrate those I love by pointing out the unique contributions they make in the world!
Funny, how I thought I would set out to accomplish these things. I'd make plans and begin working toward intentional acts of celebration and find moments where laughter came freely. In response to follow scripture the scripture:
Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.Psalm 90:12
So much for planning and arranging intentional acts -- what has transpired is being responsive and present in what life brings my way each day. Although some of the things I thought I would accomplish haven't come to pass -- I have adapted and adjusted to what life has brought my way. In the midst of some of the unexpected turns and twists, I've found opportunities to celebrate some of the people I love the most -- AND I've laughed with great abandon many times. So, I will attempt to set out daily, watching for God and doing my best to be present!