WARM NEW YEAR'S BLESSINGS
My first REAL post of 2012 will be Monday morning, Jan. 2, 2012. I have so much to be thankful for and the year 2011 brought so many of YOU into my life. TO those of you who FOLLOW Grandmama's Stories, let me tell you how humbled I am that you take time out of your day to read and comment on my blog.
A Dear friend and follower, Sandra D. recently sent me a precious ANGEL ornament from her "Heaven's Little Angels" ornament collection... prophetically called "Gentle Hugs". I can't tell you how much this angel has meant to me not only as a lovely gift but in many ways God revealed His answer to my prayer for 2012 through this angel. Rather than New Year's Resolutions I prefer to think and meditate on a word or focus for the upcoming year. Last year my word/focus was HOPE. In so many ways, Hope was renewed in the areas I most needed it to be revealed.
For whatever reason, I just could not find my word for 2012. I at first selected the word CONTENT but on further consideration, I realized I am already content...it's just not an area I need to improve or wish for because I'm already there. I selected the word rather than MY Father.
I knew I wanted to be kinder, more sensitive to the needs of others, and to work harder in the nurture of certain relationships. In Sandra's sweet note, she noted that I had been an "angel" to others. Humbled by her compliment, I felt it very undeserved and thereby resolved to truly BE "angel-like" in my relationships with family, friends, and strangers placed in my path by divine intervention.
I have a tendency to be a little "snarky"... a word I use to describe my behavior when I'm sarcastic, smartalec, edgy, etc... I sometimes say things that are misinterpreted because of my dry sense of humor. Therefore, I want to be more "angel-like" yet not losing my sense of humor, just more in tune with how my words effect others. I may have the best of intentions but if those good intentions are not perceived as well intentioned then what have I accomplished?
Thus, my WORD
to remind me of my FOCUS, my PURPOSE, my DIRECTION for
I'll see you Monday, Jan. 2nd, 2012
Let's make it a Great year to get our creative juices flowing... to sew together, quilt together, create together, laugh together, cry together, share together, pray together, encourage each other, and GROW together!