The presents are unwrapped and the boxes are empty. All of the anticipation and excitement has come and gone.
Even in the most joyous times, those that we hold in our hearts for a while, life goes on. The sun has set on Christmas and it has risen again on a new day.
A new year is just around the corner. Like a valuable present that God saves until the hooplah has passed. Something that He gives to each of us at just the right quiet moment. It has a personal meaning that is different for each of us…
A new beginning. Hope reborn. Challenges accepted. Opening one door and closing another.
I’ll be adding a new button to my blog in 2013. It’s the One Word button and the challenge is to choose one word that represents your focus for the coming year. It can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought, a feeling, an action, or a character trait. Your word will be a reminder, a nudge. Something you can reflect on, that will challenge you, that will inspire you.
LISTEN. That is my word for 2013…
Listen to His whispers.
Listen to my heart.
Listen to the heart of another.
Listen to my instincts.
Listen to the wisdom of those who have traveled this path before me.
What is your one word for 2013?