Welcome 2011. I pray this year will be filled with an abundance of peace, unconditional love, joy, faith, laughter, hope, and the gift of presence.
I have been contemplating what to write about all day. I would sit down and start typing then one of the kids would need or want something. Later I would come back and my mind kept going blank.
Looking back on today I see the year has already started off well. The day was filled with all of those things I mentioned above.
Right now I feel a bit out of sorts. Getting ready to move, not able to pack the way I would like right now. There are so many boxes all over this place.
I feel like I’m ready to burst out of my own skin sometimes. I keep telling myself this is temporary.
I want our life to be as peaceful as possible. No matter what life throws at us this year I want to know inner peace. I want my home to be peaceful. I always want to be that safe place for my kids and husband to come to. We can even have noisy peace
I am going to work on being a more peaceful person. If I’m happy, my children are happy.
I’ve heard comments made about our children pushing our buttons. Maybe they are reflecting what we are sending out.
In order for me to be at peace more often I need to start getting up in the morning before everyone else. I did it for a while before Samuel was born, but then fell back into sleeping in with him.
I feel better having that time to myself in the morning. I can contemplate, sing, blog, exercise…..whatever makes me happy without anyone to look after but myself.
I will sing and dance like no is watching more often. Smile more. I’ve been told all my life that I have a pretty smile and I should show it more often. I’m going to give out more hugs, kisses and gentle touches. Take more deep breaths. I’m going to watch my kids more in their doing and being. I will take more pictures of people, places, and things.
I’m going to accept people for who they are. All of those things help me be at peace.
I know the more at peace I feel then it will naturally flow into the other aspects of my life.
So yes….I want and need more peace in my life.