Thursday, January 01, 2009

It's TIME TO SHINE in 2009!

Happy New Year!!!

Do you pick a word for the year (a la Ali Edwards)? I typically choose phrases instead of words, and I've been doing this since 2003. I remember that clearly since that was right after I found Flylady so it was "Clutter-Free in 2003!" LOL

I went through lots of words for this year..... mine, divine, whine, and finally settled on SHINE!!! So this year is TIME TO SHINE!

It kind of covers everything for me like making the house shine which is certainly high on my list, but more importantly letting my spirit shine. You know the spirit that is the REAL you...not the one that gets bogged down in all the details of daily life and fatigue that comes with it. The one that remembers to do nice things for people and pursue the passions that are important to your heart.

I'm sharing pics of two people who truly let their spirit shine ...my Dad and my son:

My parents have been visiting and Clark wants to do everything Poppy does...especially as it relates to any outside activities.

Here is my 84 and 1/2 year old father riding one of the scooters down the driveway. This is a man that definitely does not let his age define what he can or cannot do. Those of you that know him know how much I love him. I'm truly a Daddy's girl, and I am so thankful for his shining example.

And here is the little guy. One of his favorite things to do right now is get up on the hearth and have a little show. He sings all the songs in his repertoire - in this picture he is singing "This Little Christian Light of Mine -- I'm Gonna Let it SHINE."

I haven't set many specific goals other than making sure that I'm living my life in a way to let the priorities SHINE through. The only objective goal I have set is to mail a handmade card to everyone in my address book sometime during 2009. If you don't think you're in my address book and you want to be on the list, click the email link in my profile and send me your snail mail address. :)

I hope you're having a wonderful day to start off the New Year! We're fixin' to go to Target -- Clark needs to buy a birthday present for one of his buddies and Addison is determined to help pick it out.

1 comment:

Julie L-B said...

Oh Rachel, what a WONDERFUL post! HAPPY NEW YEAR girlie!!