I’m having quiet, reflective day today, and I’m not feeling very talkative. Do you have those days? I feel like I should write down some resolutions. It’s what we’re supposed to do today, right? Instead, I pulled out my new quilting journal and planned out a new quilt. Honestly? I couldn’t have possibly imagined a year ago today everything that would have come to pass in a year’s time. It was a year full of blessing and amazement and uncertainty and faith. Definitely faith! I did a whole lot of stepping out in faith. I have a list of decisions to make over the next few weeks . . . business decisions, family decisions, little and big decisions. Today, I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with not knowing what’s ahead. It would be nice if we could know how today’s decisions will affect tomorrow, wouldn’t it?
One of my Christmas gifts from my sweet husband was this book, which I’ve wanted for years:
I’ve been enjoying flipping through and reading while sipping my morning coffee. This quote seems perfectly appropriate for the end of a old year and the beginning of a new one:
Humanity does not pass through phases as a train passes through stations: being alive, it has the privilege of always moving yet never leaving anything behind. Whatever we have been, in some sort we are still.
C. S. Lewis from The Allegory of Love
It is true, isn’t it, that everything we are today is a result of the decisions that we’ve made, the experiences that we’ve had and the people that we’ve interacted with? I’m excited to see who I am, where I am, what I’ll be doing this time next year!