I am not making resolutions this year...
Not because I know I'll fail,
but because I want to succeed without their limitations.
Instead, I am adopting a theme for the year...
One adopted from the words of a new friend, spoken a few months ago.
She paid an unexpected compliment.
One that I hope to someday deserve.
She said, "When I come into your home I feel immediately "at home".
I feel embraced by the humble abundance you have created within it."
I'm not going to lie...
I was flattered.
And yet felt somewhat, if not completely, undeserving.
But her words have stuck with me.
I've thought so much about that phrase...
And that is what I hope to acquire this year.
A feeling of cherishing and embracing that which is most dear...
And loving it like crazy.
Over the top.
All the way.
I am not going to pretend to try to simplify.
I'm no good at that.
I'm just not a simple girl, I guess.
I'm all or nothing.
I have big ideas.
And an excess of energy.
And unfortunately, I am tenacious (maybe even stubborn?) enough
to actually see them through.
I've come to realize I'll probably always be an overachiever.
Certainly a pleaser.
Always a giver.
It's my love language.
But I aspire to chose wisely where to spend myself...
Not to be stingy,
but to be thoughtful.
And to embrace and share the abundance all around me.
In every realm.
It's a New Year!
May your 2011 be as wonderful as the one we hope to create...
And may a "Humble Abundance" be yours.