Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year and Blessings


I do believe that there are blessings that happen all of the time.
. . . . but if you are like me, I don't see them
 . . . and if I do, I sometimes choose to ignore them.
 
Not this YEAR!
 
All of my blessings are going to be written down on beautiful, fancy paper
and placed in a jar that I decorated.



Next New Year's Eve, I will have a read through my blessings and reflect on this visible reminder of God's hand on my life.
 

This, of a sort, will be my new year's resolution.
I don't usually make resolutions but I do plan to stick to this throughout the year.

On my jar, I have a verse that says . . .
 

Yesterday is but a dream,

tomorrow but a vision.

But today well lived makes every yesterday

a dream of happiness,

and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Indian Proverb                       



So many times I get tunnel vision and only think of the 'bad' things that happen in my life.

I hope this year that I not only see the blessings in my life 
but that I am a blessing to others who I come in contact with.

 How do you plan to mark 2013?

Shauna


2 comments:

  1. It's wonderful to count our blessings ; )
    I aim to be a blessing to others too.

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  2. Shauna: Well, I can say that you are often a blessing to me - every year! You are a good listener and offer encouragement when I need it. Spending time with you is good for my soul! I wish you many blessings in 2013 - more than you can even imagine! God will bless those who are faithful to him. Hugs, Wendy

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