How do I plan on doing that…….The first order would be to slow down. For those who know me that is very difficult as my mind goes 20 million miles a minute, I have OCD tendencies (ok, maybe they are more then "tendencies") and sometimes I do sweat the small stuff. I will continue to count my many blessings, be more in the moment and not take on so much on my own. When life gets rough or I hit the bumps in the road I will try to remember that things always have a way of working out and what I may want just may not be what I need. I will let it just be…
Teach me to be patient – with life, with people,and with myself. I sometimes try to hurry things along too much, and I push for answers before the time is right. Teach me to trust Your sense of timing rather than my own and to surrender my will to Your greater and wiser plan. Help me let life unfold slowly, like the small rosebud whose petals unravel bit by bit, and remind me that in hurrying the bloom along, I destroy the bud and much of the beauty therein. Instead, let me wait for all to unfold in its own time. Each moment and state of growth contains a loveliness. Teach me to slow down enough to appreciate life and all it holds.
Those words seem fitting as I set off into a great 2012 that I know will be filled with much love and blessings. 2011 ended on an incredible note and was a year of great knowledge, trust and forgiveness. I look to 2012 to be just as wonderful and give me more time to slow down and let things happen as they are supposed to.
What is your Word for 2012? I hope you will share it with me. This video is worth a view every so often and the start of a new years seems like a good time.
Much love, blessings and health in 2012 for us all. We never know what life will throw at us but doing what we think best at the time with the information we have on hand is all we can ask of ourselves.
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson