January 7, 2009
Have been doing some thinking.
I stumbled upon this quote the other day and loved it. It's direct & simple.
As I remove Christmas decorations and restore the regulars, I say it over and over in my head. Sometimes I replace the word "houses" with "life."
Have nothing in your life that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
That, I suppose, is my resolution for this year, and most likely every year to come.
For me, right now, that could mean loads of things. Here's what I have identified so far.
make weekly meal plans. and be consistent. be diligent about knowing what's in the cupboard. be aware of what needs to be used up.
discern. keep what things will hold sentimental value. eliminate the unnecessary. use what is practical. find what is efficient. do what is meaningful. keep it simple.
take more pictures with Grant. someday my kids will wonder what life was like before they arrived. and I will want to show them.
stop finding fault. with anything. I am not to judge, quarrel, criticize, gossip, or dwell on the negative. so just stop.
incorporate new ingredients into our diet. put new things on the grocery list. search for recipes with vegetables that are foreign to me. don't be afraid of leafy green iron-loaded goodness.
keep on. work. study. pray. memorize. research. manage. exercise. read. write. list. rest.
i want to continue these daily pursuits with a happy heart. i love my typical day. i love having a time & place set aside to read my bible. i want to remain content and keep on treasuring this time of my life.
A new year.
... the old has gone, the new has come.
second corinthians five seventeen

5 comments:

Megan said...

What a wonderful quote! I think I'm definitely going to have to tack that up on my bulletin board. And that is an amazing list-I hope you accomplish it all and then some! Happy New Year!

Lynne said...

That's a great list - hope you accomplish everything on there.

Rachel said...

Such a beautiful quote. I try to keep it in mind whenever I'm tempted by something (and whenever I feel guilty about giving away something I don't use or love anymore).

pve design said...

that is the absolute truth, however I fall in an out of love with some things, so I like to put things away and then pull them out and find renewed love for them.

Courtney said...

Summer, your resolution(s) couldn't be better! That quote is perfect (and I love the substitution of "life" in it.) It is one that I want to keep in mind!

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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