I have thought a lot about the coming year and what the future holds. I have decided that if there is one word that will help me get the most out of whatever is in store, that word would be "Embrace."
Sometimes I find that my execution in all aspects of life is done with straight arms. I can execute, but how often do I embrace the tasks I am given?
I want this year to be different. I want to embrace my role as a mom. I want my kids to feel that I am available and eager to be there for them.
I want to embrace the ages of my kids. I am shocked how quickly their childhood is beginning to fade. How many times did I complain when they were younger and being obnoxious and pooping and crying and whining and making messes? My heart pangs a little as I realize that those days also represented a time when they were dependent, believing, needy and mine. There was joy in that journey too.
I want to embrace my callings and responsibilities in my church. So many times I find that my ability to give is also with arms out straight. I give just enough to do my job, but without embracing those callings, I fear that I am robbing myself of the joy that comes from giving with my whole heart.
Lastly, I want to embrace the relationships in my life. I am fortunate to have great and inspiring people who surround me. I am determined to embrace and cherish those relationships better.
|2011 Blank Canvas...Embrace Life|
Here's to 2011 and the chance to start anew.