A Slow Start

The new year has opened up quietly and slowly to me.

It seems to have arrived with fanfare and countdowns, lists and whistles, bells and vigor to so much of the rest of the world. New plans, new hopes and yes, new resolutions, abound!

I have thus far resisted the temptation to throw something out there…out here, beginning with January 1.  I have deliberately been quiet. I have learned that there is nothing wrong with taking time to think. I ponder my goals, add a dose of reality and mix with my personality and find fewer things to post than I’d like to admit.

A couple years ago I heard of a fresh new-year tradition, that I would love to participate in… that of choosing one word to define, direct and design your new year with.   I have mulled that over in my mind, as well. I try on words for size. I want that word to strike me, to stir my spirit and my heart, to describe just want I want for 2013. I sort through words I have written, words in my mind, words suggested by others. So far, I do not have my one word.  I have learned too, that this is ok.

So, for now, I will just say this. This year I want my hours to be more ordered and my life to be more fruitful. Though even ‘baby steps’ move us forward, I would like to take at least one GIANT step in 2013. I want to love more, believe more, write more, thank more and give more. I will start with that, submit it to the One who knows me best, and go where He leads.  What about you?

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About debbierivers

I love to share what I can whenever I can. My goal is to live simply and love lavishly. I enjoy inspiring others with my writing. I am married to Steve and am the mother to two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Jenna, and grandmother to Kinsley. My desire is to encourage and to bless others through my life and my words.
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5 Responses to A Slow Start

  1. Dixie Tipling says:

    I think your word is “more”. Just an observation.

  2. Debra says:

    Happy New Year Debbie! Wishing you more of all the good things in life 🙂

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