Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014- Time to LIVE!

So, in my last post about my New Year's Dream for my Single Friends I hinted at what this post was going to be about.  Last year I chose the word "Persevere" and quite honestly- I did well for the first 8 months and then the last 4 months I didn't.  It's in light of that I found myself seeking a word for 2014 that really jumped out at me.  I was listening to my music on Saturday on the trip from Indiana to Tennessee (that LONG 6 hours) and heard several songs that just tugged at my heart.  In listening to this music and thinking back to 2013 I knew that my word had to be LIVE!  One of the definitions of live is: a life rich in experience!  WOW!  That's what I want for my 2014!

This past fall I have been in survival mode- I don't want to be in survival mode- I want to live my life.  I want to enjoy the days that I have been given.  I want to love those around me.  I want to be in the moment and not let the moment pass me by.
This- says it all!  

Yep!  I am deciding to live it- I will take time to spend with friends and family.  I will take time to do what is important to me!

(and yes, I know there's a typo in the first line- bugs me but I couldn't find one with it fixed).  I want to enjoy what I am doing and if that means making big time changes then those changes will be made.  I don't want to be dying I want to be living!

Oh and those songs?  
Ryan Stevenson- Holding Nothing Back
and the main one:

So- there you have it- my word is LIVE! (and by the way, I know that technically it is still 2013 but I wanted to have another post for January 1/2 that I want to work on)


Flaming June said...

I often fall into the trap of just surviving. Of putting life on the back burner and just playing it safe. But there is no Joy in that! There is no sense of accomplishment! It is an easy place to be, but not a fulfilling one.
Running is one of those things that makes me feel alive! So does creating things or helping others. Thank you for the reminder! Living is a deliberate act, not an automatic one!

Bill (cycleguy) said...

You know my thoughts. I hate just surviving. I have Live the Adventure on my Road ID. I have The Great Adventure as my preaching theme for 2014. Need i say more? I am excited to see what God can and will be doing in you this year. Don't survive. Don't exist. LIVE.