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Happy New Year…More and Less

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau



It’s no secret I adore beginnings and fresh starts.  Here’s another opportunity to dream, plan, grow, create a beautiful life.  If you’re a resolution junkie (I can’t be alone!) check out this post or this one.  

This year I’m focusing on more of the good stuff and less of the yucky.  

  • More authentic connections. Less superficial or forced. 
  • More relaxation.  Less zoning out. 
  • More real food. Less processed food. 
  • More love, acceptance, and mercy.  Less jealousy, pettiness. 
  • More experiences. Less stuff. 
  • More Jesus. Less me. 
  • More joy. Less drama. 
  • More gratitude. Less complaining. 
  • More Bible time. Less iPad time. 
  • More praying. Less worrying. 
  • More forgiveness. Less resentment and grudges. 
  • More compliments. Less criticism. 

Happy New Year! My prayer for you is more of the good stuff and less of the yucky. As always, I wish you MUCH JOY! 

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Happy New Year!

Dear Friends, I ADORE fresh starts!!! Just think…we’ve been given a precious gift-another year, another chance to get it right!! 
I have several things hidden in my heart for this new year, but I have one thing I desperately want to share with you today. 

Let’s let this year be the year of letting go:

  1. Let go of grudges and unforgiveness. 
  2. Let go of perfectionism. Do your best, trust God, and embrace life’s messiness. 
  3. Let go of clutter. 
  4. Let go of people in your life who don’t belong there. 
  5. Let go of wrong thoughts-and wrong thinking. 
  6. Let go of excuses. 
  7. Let go of too much stuff. 
  8. Let go of sarcasm, snarky comments, and rude behavior. 
  9. Let go of having to be right. 
  10. Let go of fear. Be bold! Be courageous!  

I know you can add to this list and I’d dearly love you to share in the comments. As always, I wish you MUCH joy!

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11 ESV 

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV 

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19 ESV 

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