Monday, December 30, 2013

Look Through Any Window

I have always found this time of year to be one when I spend a lot of time reflecting.  
I don't think I spend as much time looking back as I do looking forward ~ New Year's 
always has this effect on me.  It happens every year, right after Christmas.
Looking is the key word for me. 
 Looking inside to examine my heart for necessary changes.  Changes of attitudes, 
changes in my thought life, the kind of changes that only God and I know need changing.
 Looking outward at how I want to spend my time.  What things need to 
go to make room for higher priorities.

Many are reluctant to set New Year's resolutions, but looking inward or outward 
is always challenging.  We can always find areas of our lives that need shuffling, 
rearranging, discipline, or just plain editing.  Some changes are hard work 
and some bring pure joy.
New Year's to me is permission to start over with a clean slate. 
Just pondering ~ what do I want to write on my slate this year?


Lucille said...

Those vases are breathtakingly beautiful! I love that winter scene with the trees and the one with the cat. There will always be things that need to be changed and new things to be tried in my opinion. I also am in a thinking mood at this time of the year, just before celebrating the New Year! Probably a lot of people feel that way!

My Garden Diaries said...

So beautiful friend! I think that looking is the perfect word to use when reflecting and moving forward in the new year. I hope that all of your looking leads to great joy and peace! A very wonderful New Year to you! Nicole xoxo

Judy Hartman said...

Absolutely beautiful, Cindy. I too feel this pull as the first of the year approaches. I love that clean slate of a brand new year!
Also, gorgeous photos!!
Happy New year. Wishing you many blessings!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Happy New Year, Cindy.

Debby said...

I like "looking." I like words that can mean different thing. Beautiful pictures and words to make you think. Happy New Year.

My Notting Hill said...

Your observations are so true. The little kitten on the window sill is so sweet - love the images you chose. Happy New Year!

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