Every year, it's the same story. The same start. What can I do to be a better person? . . . a better mother, wife, homemaker? There's no end to the improvements I could make. But I tell myself not to get discouraged. Not to get overwhelmed. Keep it small. Simplify. Always that word going through my mind . . . simplify, simplify. By small, consistent things, are great things brought to pass.
Since last year was the "Year of Liz" for all the wrong reasons, this year is going to be a year of looking up & finding peace, of allowing myself to make mistakes & feel hurt without letting the world cave in. I want to take life in & digest it. Roll it over my tongue & savor it. Take it deep inside of me & feel the love & beauty it has to offer flowing through my veins & soul. To see the bigger picture & not let the little things drag me down into darkness. I want life to be a celebration in all its simplicity & in the everyday, seemingly mundane moments. I want to take it in - all the chaos, to dos, chores, redundant routines & see the gift they can be if I just choose to see it. I want to BE PRESENT. To trust in myself as a mother, creator, teacher, photographer. To cut myself some slack. I want to enjoy the little things & not look down in defeat. When I slip & fall, I will not burrow myself into a hole in the ground again, but rather, I will look up & allow the light of God to penetrate me, to shine & redirect me on my course. I will look up more.
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Cara Harrison of Mischief & Laughs is next.