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I love the new year.
New chances to get it right.
Mr. Darcy has a different view. He says everyday is open to possibilities, everyday is a new opportunity, every day is a chance to get it right.
Perhaps we are both right. But I still embrace the specialness of a new year.
My word for 2012 is "Enough". As in, there is enough time. There are enough hours in the day. We are doing enough in our homeschool. I am "enough". I will not let doubt, fear, or Satan steal my joy in 2012 via comparison, anxiety, worry, or my type A mentalities.
On the flip side, I am no longer happy with doing just "enough" in some areas of my life. My homeschool, my spiritual life, my prayer life...doing just "enough" robs me of the riches that a God who loves me extravagantly has in store for me. That really shouldn't have taken 40 years to really figure out, but it did.
And there is much to be thankful for. There is enough food, enough clean water, enough food, enough clothes. Enough. More than enough. An embarrassment of riches of more than enough.
But not everyone can say that, and so enters my Mantra for the new year.
My Mantra for 2012 is "Faith is a Verb".
This year, personally I am applying that.
Mr. Darcy wanted to sponsor a child here in the US. I wanted to sponsor one in Uganda through Katie Davis' organization, http://www.amazima.org.
So we compromised.
We are doing both.
Two children fed. Two children clothed. Two children schooled. Two children given fellowship. Two children to learn what "enough" can mean.
My heart is full.
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