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Monday, January 2, 2012

thinking things through

wow, that's a lot of 'th's....

i've been thinking.

letting the Christmas season wash over me and now the New Year has begun.

the feasting and fellowship and fireworks are over.

i've relaxed, enjoyed family, read books and watched movies and played with my little girl and entertained and gone to church and driven many miles over this past vacation.

it's been peaceful and restful and not as stressful as other years, probably because i chose to keep my expectations low and didn't work my fingers to the bone making/buying gifts. just let the days flow by and didn't buy one gift till the week before Christmas.

and that was ok.

now, i'm thinking.

reading blogs that talk about steps to the new year.

listening to sermons that talk about changing things.

remembering all the resolutions i've made for decades past.

and....

i think- i think-

that i won't change anything this year.

i want it all to stay the same.

i want january to be just like december was.

i don't have any great decisions to make or life-style changes i want to implement.

i want simply the free-flowing gentle pace of life that i had in 2011 to continue in 2012. i actually hate changing things. i used to enjoy it, need it, thrive on it, but lately- like in the past 5 years- i've begun to appreciate the moment and the way things are right now and i don't like surprises and i don't like moving, and i want to be still.

change is highly over-rated.

that's what i think, anyway.

happy new year!