Saturday, January 3, 2009

Defining 2009: Trust

Last year I chose a word to focus on for the year. More of a concept, really, than just a word.

I spent a good portion of the year focusing on simplify. In some ways, I accomplished my goal. In many ways, I have SO much more to work on as I still strive to simplify my life. I will not let go of simplify. It has sort of become part of me. A quiet whisper that I hear in this chaotic life of mine. I don't want to let it go because I want things to be more simple; to enjoy those quiet, easy moments in life.

Yet, a part of me is ready to work on another aspect of my life. So, contrary to simplifying, I'm going to focus on another concept this year. TRUST. There are so many areas in which I need to learn to trust (and accept). Trust that I am NOT in control. Trust that someone far greater than me is running this show. I need to learn to let trust run much deeper than it does now for me. Not only does my trust in the Lord need to be strengthened, but I need to learn to trust H in a deeper way. I need to learn to trust that God will give me what I need to be a good wife, a good mother, and a good friend.

So, simplify is moving aside to the wings this year. Trust will take center stage.

5 comments:

Kyla said...

Good luck! I'm making no goals for 2009.

Christina said...

That is a wonderful focus for the year!

Golightly said...

first - You got the signature up! yeah!

Second, I didn't totally accomplish my simplifying either - will continue to work on it. For me this year the work is still - change. I have some things I need to change. I haven't posted about it yet and it won't happen tomorrow because after church we have to un-decorate the house. sigh.

I was tossing around 365, luckily I took a picture today - but do I want to commit. After all, for me - it doesn't simplify my life. hmm.

Andi said...

Nat,
You always amaze me. Your uncanny way of self-reflection...and profound thought. I am afraid there is so much in my life that needs to be thought about deeply; I prefer to ignore it instead. Not good!
I am so glad to hear things are going well, except for the silly nail polish story- what a mess!! M seems to be doing well! I can not believe I did not see her at all during our holidays...I am sorry about that! I should have dropped by. We have all been really sick- the husband, me, Horatio even, and the daughter's wisdom teeth- it's been an odd way to begin to a new year! Hopefully, things are looking up...hope your week goes well. Much, much love, my friend. Thanks for the sweet comment on my anniversary post.

Arizaphale said...

What a brilliant theme for the year! Good to keep 'simplify' in the wings but a wonderful new focus will have you really thinking about the important things in life.God bless you in your quest Natalie!!