When I first chose my word for 2013 I knew it was going to be tough for me. I know "comparison is the thief of joy" (Theodore Roosevelt) but it's hard not to compare in this society.
My biggest problem is that I tend to get hung up on things I don't have. Ok...wait...it's not what you think. I don't mean clothes, shoes, a car. I mean things I can't have yet. Things like marriage and a family of my own. Things that I want deep down in my soul. Things I ache for.
Things I must be patient for.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
My definition? You're at peace with what you have. You're happy to be alive. You want for nothing.
And that, that is my goal for 2013.
No more comparison.
No more lost joy.
No more lost time.
So I'll be posting reminders. Because the easiest path to contentment is to realize how truly blessed you are.
1. The "aha" moment my students have been having lately. Finally!
4. A surprisingly good dinner of pork chops! I still can't get over how good they were...and so simple!