2020: The Year of Cheering Ourselves On!
Wow. I cannot believe we are beginning a new DECADE! I am truly humbled and grateful for this past year. It had MANY challenges, some tears, some pain, and a lot of hard issues to work through. What I found, throughout my process of self-examination and some DEEP spiritual work, is that I am so hard on myself!
I know I'm not the only one!
It is SO easy for me to make a list of all my faults, mistakes, and flaws. I could go on and on about them. What's NOT easy for me to do it list my strengths, accept a compliment, or talk about my successes.
As I kick off 2020, I want to be super intentional about affirming all the awesome qualities God has given me that He wants me to use! I am going to celebrate my wins. I am going to go easy on myself and forgive myself.
I am going to try to be a blessing to others because I have been so blessed.
As I look back on 2019, I see that it was a year of transformation. In fact, it held the most clarity and self-realization than any other time in my life.
With God's help, I accomplished some things that I never thought were possible. I walked/ran 100 miles in the month of May. I read 58 books. I went on 4 small family vacations. I joined the Celebrate Recovery program which has been entirely life-altering. I wrote for the Mankato Moms Blog for the 2nd year, in addition to starting THIS blog. I met some absolutely amazing people who are now my closest friends. I joined a step study (working through the 12 Steps in an intensive and comprehensive way). I started reading the Bible every day and going to church every week. I did the Marie Kondo method of organizing my house for the 2nd time. YES!
I do not list these things to pat myself on the back. They would not have come to pass without my incredible God, which whom ALL things are possible.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
I am in awe of the lessons I learned in 2019. I encourage you, my dear friend, to take note of what you were able to discover and accomplish last year. Do not take these things lightly. How can we expect to be blessed if we are not thankful for our blessings?
I am going to go into 2020 with intention, purpose, and anticipation. How about you?
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
Cheering you on,