It is the end of the year. The end of a decade. In a few days we will be celebrating all the hope of what is to come. My usual routine for the week between Christmas and New Year's is to number 1, put away everything Christmas and then spend the rest of the time pondering and reflecting. It all sounds very spiritual doesn't it. It's not.
The pondering comes in brief moments of time. Between sleepovers, birthdays, grocery shopping and laundry. Sometimes while grocery shopping and doing the laundry. Time to plan first with next months happenings and then to the bigger picture of the next year. I have been thinking about the end of a decade and what I want to see for myself and my family in the next 10 years. Ten years from now Emma will be turning 26. I could very well be a grandma. 10 years ago she was just turning 6 and had just started Kindergarten, wow. Life happens fast doesn't it.
This next year I will be turning 40. "They" say this is the decade that you don't care anymore about what people think of you. I know that I care a whole lot less now than I did 10 years ago, and I think that is a good thing. I am not so sure it is a good thing to completely not care about what others think.
Here is my status report for the end of December 2009...
Sitting...in front of the computer
Enjoying...listening to 3 little girls play downstairs and watching the neighbor boys throw snowballs at each other.
Reading...I received 3 new books for Christmas (Crazy Love, The Forgotten Holy Spirit, and Scared) I can't wait to start...maybe tonight. As of late I have only been reading magazines.
Looking forward to...all that 2010 has.
Obsessed...not so much
Thinking...about my sis-in-law's fight with cancer and what 2010 will hold for her family.
Happy...that I am content with where I am in life right now.
I am thankful that God made our lives with seasons. Both in nature and in life. It gives us opportunity to change and reinvent. How about you? What are you reflecting on?