Because I am up early on this beautiful Christmas morning, I decided to do a house sweep and pray through the New Year… Just the two of us this year, like many households in 2020. We did our celebrations on Christmas Eve and enjoyed a hot meal.
Now, I am up early with a cup of coffee zipping about the house doing laundry and prepping the kitchen to can more salsa. I took the early morning (4am-7am) to just do chores quietly. I have my best energy in the morning. It was a time of mundane tasks, but ones I do enjoy. It gives me time to think and pray. Sort my thoughts and reflect on goals.
Goals for 2021. We all have big hopes and dreams for 2021. So much was stripped away and there were many losses this year for everyone. So, I just want to start with the basics. I want to start fresh.
I want to pray through my calendar. I want to prayerfully consider my commitments and what furthers a life of generosity and other-centeredness versus what satisfies my whims.
Say no. To say the right yeses, I need to be patient and say learn to say no first. 2020 was a great platform for this.
Make a list of things that feed my soul. When I do this, I will know what my priorities are and know where to throw in the towel or take time to rest.
Scheduling dinners/ activities. The future of communion is so unknown with extended family and church family, but this is still something I want to achieve even with my immediate family. Taking time to slow down and savor the good food God gave us and also cultivating relationships around the table. This also goes for enjoying the outdoors which is AJ and I’s favorite way to spend time together.