I know it’s almost February, but I have taken some time to process this in my own mind. It’s a new year, and I am grateful. On January 1, 2012 I woke up with the revelation that this would be a year of RESTORATION and RENEWAL! What a relief. Last year seemed to be the year of death and dying. I believe in my heart that broken relationships will be restored. That those who need a healing will be renewed. Broken dreams and dashed hopes will take on a new sense of urgency this year as people have a renewed hope in their purpose in the world. Their purpose is restored in their hearts.
I don’t tend to get on the resolution bandwagon, but I read an article by Gretchen Rubin who spoke of taking one word and putting a theme to the year. By creating a theme, your actions are essentially filtered through it. I toyed with idea of a one-word resolution, but I just couldn’t bring myself to a resolution. A phrase rang in my soul, though.
I like that. Live Deliberately. It gives up the old living-by-chance approach. My success as a freelance writer, a novelist, a magazine publisher or any other job or role I am in, simply cannot be left to chance.
In 2012, I choose to live deliberately.
Everyone has a story. By living deliberately, I can help write my own, rather than allowing others to write a story I may not want read or be a part of. How about you? Give it a shot and create a theme for the year…and let me know what you came up with.