In answering the question, I asked myself not just what I ‘wanted’ (which actually means what is missing or not yet there in my life), and neither just what brought me ‘happiness’ or ‘contentment’ (which, to me, are still too abstract), but what made my heart skip, my cells dance, and my soul laugh out loud with JOY.
They say you should study hard, graduate, and get a good job. They say girls should find a good man, get married, and then have the babies. My mom did none of that; here’s what I learned.
For the first time ever, I attended two church services in one day today. I’m still reflecting on and processing everything I’d heard and felt over those two services, but in the meantime, I just need to share this song and lyrics with you all, in case it helps inspire some of you for your own journey ahead.
By the time I publish this post it would already be my 37th birthday, but the fact that I’ll be 40 in three years hasn’t quite sunk in yet.
At the end of today’s church service*, each family was given a little wine goblet that contains 52 marbles. These marbles represent the 52 weeks of the year, and you’re supposed to take one marble each week and pause and reflect on what the week has brought you.
If 2015 was your year of breaking into life again, 2016 was your year of purposefully driving on high gear. As you begin what promises to be an EPIC 2017, here I am, again, gently asking you to pause, reflect, and be ready for what’s to come.