Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stepping out into a New Year...

As glad as I was to see 2009 end, I’ve been tentative about posting something here to start off 2010.

You see, I’m not really sure where I am going just yet.

By 44, I certainly expected to have a clear road map of where I was headed and what was expected of me, yet so often these days, I feel as if I am just making the plan up as I move through each day.

Considering the upheaval in Haiti right now and the pain that one of Nick’s former principals is going through now that she knows her husband is dead instead of missing, maybe that isn’t such a bad way to live.

Live each day with a sense of adventure and a sense of hope.

The world is not always a safe place - the ground can shake... parents can die... economies can collapse.

Then school children donate life savings... strangers help each other... artists create wonders that stir our souls... songs move us to tears... a hug makes the day much brighter... people pull together to make things better and the path opens up again, ripe with possibilities and enticing destinations.

Don’t worry about how closely you follow the plan of where you think you should be.  Spend today appreciating where you are, finding one thing you can change for the better and take the first baby steps in that direction.

A brand new year of possibilities is waiting....


Paula H said...

Thank you for your words, Jennifer. I've been trying to do the same with varying degrees of success.. but I've bookmarked this post to re-read when I need some additional inspiration! :)

Karen said...

I had a plan once, but I ran it through the washer accidentally, and now I can't read it... :( Now all I can hope is that I zig when I should and zag when I should, and not confuse those to the best of my ability :)

ArchangelDecker said...

I love the hair! :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Jen, I love the new do!!!