Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hello

It's me.
2016.
I've been waiting for you.
(Found on Pinterest)
 
I know my older sister was a little rough on you.  She thought you needed a little toughening up and I see it worked.  You look a little beat up, but all in all...not bad, not bad at all.
 
Now, I'd love to promise you that I won't be quite so hard, but you and I both know, I can't be trusted.  I won't make promises I possibly can't keep.  What I can promise is that I'll be different with my own twists and turns.
 
You'll get a new sunrise each morning. It may appear to be a sunrise you've seen before, but it isn't. Not unless you choose to gaze at it with yesterday's eyes.
 
Daily, without fail, I will give you 24 hours and you, without fail, will foolishly try to stuff some of those minutes into your back pocket for tomorrow. But it won't work. Time is fragile and after sitting on it for too long, it will crumble into tiny pieces.  So tiny in fact, that when you reach into your pocket, all you will find is dust.
 
And do I really need to remind you the 24 hours you are given are yours, but not yours?  There are obligations to be met, mundane tasks to perform, doctors' appointments to keep, the daily annoyances that is life.  What you see are distractions preventing you from doing what you really want to be doing, but in reality are the nuts and bolts of every day living. And sandwiched in between is being.
 
And that's the questions you have to ask yourself. What is being and what do you really want to do?
 
I'm going to let you mull that over for a while, but judging by your showing up here today, I think you already have part of your answer. And for that, my friend, I'm going to give you one extra day this year.
 
Use it wisely and I'll meet you here (if God permits) tomorrow with a fresh 24.
 
Sincerely,
 
2016
 
 


7 comments:

Laura said...

Yes!
She's back!
No one else writes like you do.
Period. The End.

I guess we will always remember 2015 for its 'ridden hard and put up wet' moments.

But that's where our backbone thrives.

donna baker said...

2015 was a tough one here too, but I am hoping for a good year in 2016. Good to hear from you.

Kelley Dibble said...

I know some folks waited until midnight December 31, 2015/January 1, 2016 just to make certain 2015 was gone!

Loved this post, beautiful gal.

Hugs, y'all, from Texas,
Kelley~

Girls Gone Junkin said...

Love your posts and look forward to many more!����

Cheryl said...

Missed you....glad you're back!
Can hardly wait to read your words of wisdom for 2016!
Happy New Year to you and CD and have fun!!

Rebecca said...

2015... I will remember and cherish, hard? Yes. But we are called to do hard things, so we can prove God in our lives. And He is faithful always, as you know. I am excited and expectant to see 2016 and what God proves in our lives. I am so blessed to call you friend and sister. God has mighty things for you and your pen is your weapon. Spread Gods love with your ink and watch the enemy fall at your feet.
God bless you and keep you
With much love
Rebecca

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Um..not sure yet.. :)