Monday, January 03, 2011

Fresh Snow, Fresh Year

I love a fresh year like I love a fresh snow. Just as I enter a new year, I indulge in the same set of rituals. Starting a new running log. Uncluttering my closets. Staining the pages of a bright-white journal with its first ink and coffee stains. And having a few days to muse over the coming year. Usually, the first entries in the new journal are burdened with interminable lists of goals. Lord willing, this time I set my sights on a simpler daily track.

Happy New Year everyone!

day by day

strength for today

coffee in my mouth

a run in my legs

sunshine in my eyes

great music in my headphones

good food for my family

his word in my heart

truths in my head

works in my faith

letters from my pen

a book in my hands

a home to create

peace in my mind

a husband to love

prayer on my lips

rest for my bones

hope for tomorrow


rmdc said...

love, love, love this! i can't wait for the day that life can be this simple but for now I trudge through to get to the other side. thanks for sharing, abbey. as usual, very inspirational.

Henry said...

As we share these most eternal hopes may we share the trails and the daily rituals in passage that celebrate real life