Kicking of the New Year with a five minute Friday with Lisa-Jo Baker. Join the community where we write unedited for 5 minutes with no pressure whether it's just right, we just write.
Note to self -
I'd like to take the opportunity to start this New Year by reminding you of some things. Before too long you will get swept up in the to do lists, and the work pressures, the endless running round after children and their activities, managing the house, being a mum and all the other life stuff that you do.
I'm taking the opportunity now to remind you to pause in all of that. To slow down, to notice and to take part. You can lose the mask of perfection and know that you are amazing. You are already enough. Did you get that? You are fearfully and marvellously and wonderfully made and in you there are a unique combination of qualities that you bring to this world. God has you placed right where you ought to be and where you make a difference to many. So maybe wiping a sticky counter and sweeping the floor, wiping a nose, changing a bed, making dinner may not seem such big life things. But they are big life things and they are seen and you make a difference. There is One who sees it all. You are precious beyond belief and you are stronger than you know. You will have trials this year but remember it isn't all bad - look for the good and you will find it. Dream big and rest a while in that peace that comes. Take it one day at a time and don't worry about the future or what has happened, live in the moment one day at at time. for that is where you'll find the gifts and where the yoke is easy and the burden is light.
Go take a big leap in to life this year! You are an amazing woman!