I feel as if I'm stuck in a time warp of sorts. Life has gone quickly by but yet, I'm moving in slow motion. If I had to do the last few months over again, I would, but with a few changes. The biggest change would be to move slower and savor each moment.
December was a blur. I wrote a children's play for the church, was a part of the church's accapella group for Christmas, was program coordinator for Angel Tree ministries and a few extra things added into the mix, not to mention making room for the family and still dealing with the chest pains and cardiologist appointments. Yes, I know what you're all going to tell me already so I will save your fingers from typing these words…"JUST SAY NO!" I have decided that although I won't say no to everything, I will learn to prioritize the things that I really want to be a part of. Unfortunately, all of those things meant a lot to me.
I can't tell you what joy I had watching the kids perform the play. Joseph and Mary were each 4 years old and they were the cutest. I will always remember Joseph walking around with his head covering over his eyes and not moving it because he was told by the costume designer "do not touch your costume at all". We also had two Marys because neither of them wanted to give up the role. For rehearsals, baby Jesus was a blue teddy bear.
Somehow I discovered that it isn't so bad to be moving in slow motion. I am still playing my Christmas cds. (Thankfully, J is a patient man and doesn't complain after hearing O Come All Ye Faithful for the 10th time.)
It's given me time to reflect on my word for this year….CREATIVITY. Being creative always puts a smile on my face. I have decided that this is the year for painting, writing (blogging included), drawing, sewing, pounding nails, singing silly songs, playing the piano, playing with Play Doh and working puzzles.
I'm interested in what your word for the year is and what this new year means for you. Please share!