The Christmas cards remain, the tree is still up, gifts are still scattered and my holiday spirit is still high. But as we approach the new year, those items will slowly be removed for the season. I had a wonderful Christmas. Much less stressful this year, giving me time to reflect and remember. And giving me time to start the plans and resolutions for the new year.
For starters, each of those cards pictured will receive focused prayer. We will take these and choose one each week for prayer. There are others on that prayer list. One pressing need is MARK whose Mom writes the Daily Dotes blog. I have been praying through the holiday for this family as they draw on each other for support following Mark being involved in a car accident. If you are reading this and are not familiar, please take time and remember this family.
This is the new idea book, journal, inspiration tracker, or whatever you want to call it. I start a new one as the old ones fill up, but always a new one at the beginning of the year. In these, I keep ideas, notes, quotes, sketches, information, personal observations, etc. I hope one day that my girls will look back through these and have a clearer understanding of who I am.
At the top of the pictured page is my beginning plan for the 12 Months Project. I probably will start a sub-blog for this project and list those who are participating and keep folks updated about the project. So far - I have me, Vallen, Roxanne, MaryAnn, and possibly Jen. We need a true name for the project though. See the 12-21-2006 post for the information. All of you, please help me name this project/challenge and the resulting blog. Now as you know, the best laid palns are subject for interruption. So if you are thinking, there is no way You can commit to 12 months, then just commit as you can. If you would like to join us, you can leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hang onto that Christmas Spirit. Try to keep it all year. Plan for 2007 to be your best year yet. I wish you all the best.
Have a beautiful day.