I was so excited to welcome the New Year on Saturday night! I could say that 2011 brought its share of disappointments, but I'm trying not to look at it that way. I know God will use every situation in my life, good or bad, according to His will. I know He has great plans.
2012 is beginning with a new perspective for me. This year I'm choosing to look up to my Father instead of the day-to-day situations that surround me. I can only see a tiny part of the picture, while He can see it all: every flourish that melds with the rest to create a beautiful masterpiece. So it makes sense that I surrender all. As my humble offering back to Him, I will try to be wholly present in each moment, and offer Him my greatest praise for His priceless gifts.
On Saturday night I began my count to 1000 gifts as I entered the new year:
1. A sweet midnight kiss from this guy
2. The hope and possibilities of a brand new year
3. Afternoon board games
4. Clean laundry smell
5. Reading a good book straight into the middle of the night