The lights are going out everywhere.
Decorations put away for another year.
Brightness losing to grey and gloom.
But what if we deliberately make room for it?
With ‘listen’ being my #oneword365, I aim to use all of my senses more fully.
And as a personal writing challenge this year, I am starting with 31 days of being more mindful.
Find ordinary extraordinary.
Turn away from doom and drear.
Let my interest in life burn bright and clear.
See God’s goodness and grace all over the place.
Savour the flavour of life ‘As Is’ in a way I may not have done before.
It began on January 1st with this #smallstone offering:
And it has continued since as I’ve shared them on social media. Not aiming for perfection ~ just attention to detail ~ I will share some of them here with you too.
Today’s poem came from reflecting on the change of season and end of Christmas/New Year celebrations.
Maybe I can encourage and inspire you to actively listen to your life and find greater joy and discovery in the everyday? I hope so.
Embracing a new year
means that Christmas decorations
tend to disappear
and all its celebrations
are at an end
Though God’s Light
is not suspended
but shining bright and clear
it remains to comfort and to cheer
Burning evergreen in our souls
perfect for every season
it is the very reason
we are healed, restored, made whole
throughout the year
as it leads, guides and directs
our pathways here