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Showing posts from December, 2012

One Word 365: Up

For the past few years, I've been aware of a movement of sorts to choose one word to symbolize what you'd like to focus on in the coming year. The One Word website says it should be "One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long."

I have chosen Up as my word for 2013. Most importantly, the word means I plan on looking Up to God for guidance, love, and approval. I won't rely on what others think, I won't look around and compare myself to others, I will look Up to strive to be the wonderfully made person God created me to be.

I'm also thinking of Up as symbolizing forward motion - to take action in my life, to leave bad habits behind, to move up out of the pit that I often find myself in emotionally. I want to get moving in 2013. I haven't figured everything out yet but I have figured out that any kind of motion is a good thing because expecting things to change fr…

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with people you love and memories both old and new. I was really worried that I was going to test my theory of "One Is Just A Number" as I spent Christmas Day alone but modern weather forecasting failed and a dreaded winter storm bypassed my city and I actually spent more time with my family than I typically do.

When weathermen started predicting sleet turning into snow for Christmas morning, I headed to my parents' house Christmas Eve and we celebrated the holiday a day early, just in case it was too treacherous for me to make it to their house on Christmas Day. When the skies remained dry on the 25th, I headed back over for a day spent making gingerbread men cookies and watching "The Sons of Katie Elder". It was one of the best Christmases in recent memory.

Merry Christmas! God bless us every one!

Crazy Busy

I did not abandon my blog, I've just been crazy busy. Since Thanksgiving, I've had something going on every day and it has been wonderful. In the past, my tendency has been to hide out in my house, to wallow in my self-pity and make excuses when asked to join in, the effort of taking part in life deemed as too much trouble. But this season, I decided to force myself off the couch and out of my house, and the experiment has been a success. I have felt so much better in the action of crawling out of the self-pity and enjoying other people's company. In doing so, I've realized that the life I've been wanting has been waiting for me, waiting for me to realize that I don't have to take part in all the things people talk about on Twitter, or by being with people who have hundreds of followers on Twitter. I can have a wonderful life with the real people in my life right now. My life can be wonderful by catching up with old friends at a favorite Mexican r…