Happy New Year! Now, what are YOU planning to do to seize the day, live the life you’ve always imagined, and finally BE that person you truly should be?
Isn’t that a lot of pressure to put on one little square on the calendar? And yet, that’s what we do each January 1st. We stand staring at the blank pages or the empty screens and suddenly feel the pressure, or maybe the desire, to do more, to eat less, to change lots, and to, in general, be a better version of us.
Does that mean the version we were a few days ago was completely unacceptable?
That thought made me pause this year as January arrived. I spent a lot of time this year letting God speak to my heart the truth that he created me unique on purpose. That there is something delightful in the things that are different about who I am. That took a lot of work to make peace with that after a lifetime of hearing what I needed to do differently. A lifetime of hearing what was wrong with who I am—size, personality, volume, humor, and a lot more.