Last year I took on the goal of simplifying my life. In some areas I was successful, in others a complete and utter failure. It is a long, slow process, but well worth the effort. The past few months have given me a better handle on the direction in which I should proceed, as well as a more clear plan of action to make it happen. After reading Ann's challenge to name your year, I feel I want to give this year a goal as well; one that continues with the theme of simplifying, as well as listens to the huge blinking signs God has managed to put in front of me on a daily basis this past Advent. I christen this the Year of LESS. LESS commitments, LESS spending, LESS consuming, LESS acquiring, LESS chaos, LESS clutter, LESS distraction from what matters.
It is a hard goal for me. I am a MORE kind of person. I like to go all out. I really LIKE big projects, elaborate parties and garland hung from every banister at Christmas. While I value the beauty and joy of those things, I think I need a year to experience less. In doing so, I hope I am able to experience MORE.
More time with God, MORE awe over His creation,
MORE fun with my children, MORE connecting with my husband, MORE quiet evenings on the porch, MORE books read aloud,
MORE hands in the dirt,
MORE hands in the dough,
MORE contentment with life.
What will you name your year?