"I believe in an open mind, but not so open that our brains fall out." ~ Arthur Hays SulzbergerPretty soon we'll roll into 2016. Is that exciting? I am thinking about and creating a spiritual and personal Rule of Life. I'm considering my work and how it matches my biggest desire, to walk closer with Jesus and to love Him more. I have some new books that are shedding light on how a Rule of Life works and I'm having fun exploring what it looks like. I think I'm going to make a mind map because my brain likes to see how things play out on paper.
Daily disciplines that support my biggest desire are a big part of the planning. I'll keep you posted as I go along. It isn't like a set of goals that might be associated with what the world identifies as "success". That's a bunch of hooey and I don't care at all about THAT. It's an inner life thing, not exterior based. Make sense?
We go to bed early on New Year's Eve. I have never really cared for NYE. There have been years when I bought a bunch of snacks in order to celebrate and had a lot left over because we aren't hungry after dinner. We are going to eat ordinary plain foods in the weeks to come. I think cheese played an unnecessary leading role in our holiday merry making! Ha!
Our Brad was born in January so I do like the first month. We became parents in January and being a mother is such a lovely career. I don't like freezing though and it's been very cold. It's icy on the sidewalks and it makes me mad that some people do not bother to shovel their areas. Grrrrrrr.
Are you going to buy tulips or other flowers in January? I always say I will but then I listen to the frugal voice and I just buy plants to eat.
God be with you as you transition into 2016.