One thing that I do want to share, however, is my word for the year. I have not heard of this before but two blogs I love, Emerging Mummy and Big Adventure Calling, had posts about choosing a word for the year, a word that encompasses the direction in which each blogger is either feeling pulled or is wanting to travel. I LOVE this idea. It took me all of three seconds to come up with my word for the year.
Peace. That's it. It's what I crave and what I lack. It's the ability to slow down, to be in the moment. It's the chance to take a deep breath, to trust that God is good enough and that things will work out. It's releasing my need to analyse everything to death and to question everything and stew over it. It's rest, it's quiet, it's knowing that I am doing the best that I can in the best way that I know how. It's being quiet so that I can listen and hear what I need to move forward on the right path. For me, it's the opposite of worry, anxiety, frenzy, being overwhelmed. It's the word that's going on my wall and into my heart.
Here's hoping I can find it, with help.
John 14:27 (New Living Translation)
27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.