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Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1, 2012

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My sister and like the sound of 2012...it has a nice ring to it and I'm hopeful for a good year.  I have no idea what it could hold and I'm not willing to make predictions.  I have some hopes and dreams, but I'm keeping them to myself for now.

Wisdom was my 'word' for the year last year and while I don't really feel wiser, I do feel like I think things out more before acting.  I read Proverbs 1 today because it's become such a habit to read the corresponding day to the chapter.   I plan to add reading a chapter of James weekday now.

Last year involved a lot of internal pondering and I feel like this year will need some outward changes.  The house is for sale, a new job may be needed.  Much as I hate it, change may be in order.  I can handle it.  I've worked hard and come so far, grown in ways I never thought I needed or could!  All the while my little ones seem more secure and content than ever, they are part of a community that supports us greatly.

I am working hard to create a life that will please God, bring me joy, and help others to be wholly their best selves possible.  I never thought so much fulfillment could be found after such messes and yet it's there!  Letting go of the dreams I wanted has opened the door to a much better reality.

I can't wait to share the journey with anyone else who reads.  Do you think about the passage of time with the  changing of the calendar?  Is there anything you sense needs changing in your life?  Do you need to let something go to make space for something better?

40 comments:

  1. Hi Missy :-)
    I love your message. No one is perfect, and to strive for such a state is an empty endeavor. We are all beautiful...warts and all.

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  2. beautiful post... nice blog..
    done follow u.. follow me back ok
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  3. Hi Missy,

    Wow, lots of new followers! Your posts seem more content now, and I hope you really feel that way even though some changes are coming. You are truly an inspiration!

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  4. I began following your blog today. I feel like we have a lot in common with our journey to living a life more pleasing to God. I read in Acts 20 today that we should be givers and not always getters! LOL! Thanks for giving me encouragement today - now it's my turn to do the same on my journey!

    Be blessed!
    Askia

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  5. I loved this line: Letting go of the dreams I wanted has opened the door to a much better reality.
    Reminds me of that song: You can't always get what you want...you get what you need.
    Looking forward to continuing to look in on your journey in 2012!

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  6. such an inspiring post...and so true!

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  8. hi... happy new year...
    enjoyed your writing space...
    cheers!
    :)

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  10. beautiful post!!!!
    good news
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  11. I've got two things from this. Creating a life that will please God. Beautifully put, very simple and powerful.
    The second is the letting go of dreams and finding it opens doors to a much better reality.
    I'm curious about that, because I've always thought keeping the dream alive was key.
    Does it depend on the dream? The kind of dream?
    My circumstances are very different to yours, but you gave me something to consider in my own quest. I'm a new follow and glad I am!

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  12. I'm up for some big changes this year too. Just like you, I try to keep a positive thinking, say 'I can handle it'... At least I hope I can! Sometimes coping with everything is really hard and I find myself looking for others in the same situation! I tend to keep things to myself and I find it really hard to write as openly as you do. Anyway, I am now (until the 15th January) applying for university abroad and praying for the best possible result, so I guess now is not the right time for me to let go of my dreams... Still, thanks for the nice reading and the wonderful posts!

    http://myveryownoneyearproject.blogspot.com/

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  13. So so good. I love the part about letting go of dreams bringing a better reality. Very true of life as a mother.

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  14. I absolutely love the title of your blog. Very inspirational. I can sometimes accept that about myself, and other times, I feel like a failed perfectionist. *sigh*

    Here's to hoping that 2012 will be better...better for self-esteem and self-worth.

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  16. B'ful blog...!
    Quite deep n intelligently written..

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  17. I like your blog. I'm just learning about the whole blogging thing! But I'm loving it. You have a lot of helpful insights and information from your life experiences...and I appreciate that. peace!

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  18. Your blog is wonderful. I am so happy that you have found that change (although scary!) in inevitable.
    I am so glad that your children are happy. That should always be our great goal as parents.
    There has been a plethora of shows and articles done on hoarding the last few years.
    What I have learned is that, just like posessions, we can hoard our feelings and resentments. I have learned that with the passage of time we can forgive anything.
    One of my mother's favorite sayings was: This, too, shall pass.
    With the passage of time comes happiness, which I wish for you in 2012!

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  19. Congratulations for blog. Very good.

    Teacher Francisco Netto - Brazil

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  20. hi Missy,,,i'm in this blogging thing.. would you mind if i ask you something about it? how does you made your blog so good to view?

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  21. Ran into your blog and I love it. Definitely following and will keep reading. =]

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  22. gorgeous blog, congratulations!

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  23. Letting go of the dreams I wanted has opened the door to a much better reality. nice lines and lovely blog.... :)

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  24. When you ask about pondering the passage of time with the flip of a calendar, all I can think of is a post I made back in 2009 when I was blogging very irregularly. I wondered if it was normal for everyone to think back on a period of time and remember mostly stories, not emotions. http://thelifewelllived.blogspot.com/2009/02/some-days-i-think-life-is-all-just-one.html Why is it so hard to hold onto emotions? This past year has been no different for me in terms of looking in the rear view mirror and remembering mostly stories.

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  25. Hi, I am new to blogging and came across yours. My first topic for my blog was trying to cope with not being perfect so I was glad to read your blog hitting it right on the head. And I liked the part of letting go of your dream and just living. Why is that so hard for us? It seems like we are terrified of losing the glossy fronts we put up and expose an empty shell underneath. Or something like that. Will continue reading :)

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  26. I just started blogging and felt a little funny exposing myself to the world...but now that I read your blog, I can see how the community is so embracing. Praying for a wonderful 2012 for you and me!

    http://mymom-servations.blogspot.com/

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  27. P.S. We read a Proverb each day too, one for every day of the month! So much wisdom in those pages, you have to re-read it every month! :)

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  28. Wow God bless you and your family. Readin the bible is an awsome way to become wiser and to get in a deeper relationship with God. I hope your 2012 is filled with joy and whatever God decides to throw your way remember that he is always in control. :)

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  31. good luck with all the changes in your life happening this year ! stay strong :)
    and to answer one of your ending questions, yes there are so many things that need to be let go of to make room for whats better. i have done that regarding friends who were bad for me and it is so worth it. its a difficult sacrifice but you need to do these sort of things to make room for things that will actually make you happy. best of luck !

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