And so it begins...2017...
Yes I know we are a few days into it already but I only got into the swing of things yesterday, (Had been away till Monday) so for me it just begun..
And between yesterday and today the butterflies in my tummy will not be still...
Trepidation, excitement, anxiety, cluelessness...all sorts of emotions really.
Happy New Year to each of you, I hope this is a year where you place other's needs above yours.
Yes that is not a “sexy” New Year prayer.
As humans we are intrinsically selfish tending to only agonize about our issues…
But fulfillment rarely comes from within…
Okay so I am yet to write a plan for the year.
I did not have one last year to be honest.
And it was a rocking year if I do say so myself so there is the tendency to toe the line but nah…I want to have a written one.
I miss my mood board.
I sowed it into a friend’s life because it did not match the furniture at my new flat but I am in sore need of one. I miss visualizing my goals.
For now, I have a pen and notepad by my bedside to note the ideas and thoughts that drop in my mind (I tend to wake up in the course of the night and brainstorm/pray).
This year I do not want to plan of self either, I want to be driven by insights I could only have gleaned from a deeper relationship with God.
Here are the other things I am hoping to do this year to make a difference in how I live.
For one I intend to volunteer myself not just commit to supporting charity organizations as I have done in the past.
I am always afraid of the grit work, going out and getting the work done …
I am a germophobe sadly but that is a silly excuse as I am no better than anyone who I will have the opportunity of serving this year so ordering tons of sanitizers and going to get on with it…
The other big thing is have a “grateful jar”.
Every day since the 6th, I have had a sticky note where I wrote what I am thankful for and placed in a jar/container for review at the end of the year.
Mundane little things that I tend to forget when I look at the year holistically.
One pops to mind now as I write…
I almost had an accident on the 3rd of April last year driving of Lekki expressway.
I was not concentrating talking to my friend in the passenger’s seat and almost ended in the ditch on the side.
I actually lost control of my steering and swung right back just in time.
I remember this particularly as it was the passenger’s birthday and we were going to grab dinner.
We both said a quick thank you Jesus and that was it really.
When I wrote the things I was thankful for last year, I missed that…
The big deals just outshone the seemingly little ones and I never want to take those for granted.
So 365 days of thanksgiving. Okay I missed some days already drinking too much wine in the name of holiday so I will have about 360ish days and that’s fine by me.
I hope I do better by the blog too.
There is no excuse that is working anymore now.
Yes I am always on the go but I need to make it work.
Know how I can tell? As I type I am restless…
Well till my next post I wish you all a most amazing start to the year.
Let go of your fears and help someone out.
That is life’s summary in a nutshell.