Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012!

Bucket Lists...have you looked at yours lately?  Do you have a list of things you want to see accomplished in your lifetime?  What does your list look like?  Long or short?  Grand or simple?

In times past I wrote lists that were very grand with lots of ideas and great expectations but this past year and during this new one, Sherwin and I will see one thing taken off my list through sheer persistence.  It has surprised me how consuming this job has become and made me think twice about adding such ambitious ideas to my list another time.

I have always thought it would be so cool to renovate a house, take an older home and make it mine!  Ha, ha, ha...when I awoke this morning and wandered over to my office I had to pass piles of goods that have been removed from rooms that are affected by our current renovation.  Then after breakfast my darling husband started sanding boards in my kitchen.  I became somewhat hysterical and just giggled because it was so amazing to see the dust float around.

Now maybe you don't know this about me but I do like an orderly home.  I can stand debris, chaos and clutter only so long and then I flip.

Not a good way to start the year, I can assure you.  But out of all this chaos will rise beauty...I do know it will get better, maybe not right away, but it will get better and then it will be absolutely smashing!

My word for 2012 has to be Patience!

"We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world."  
                                                                                    - Helen Keller
"Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears."  
                                                                                     - B. Johnson

Anyway, I do want to wish the whole world a wonderful year.  I wish for you peace and harmony and above all, Patience!

Do remember...
"Everything will turn out all right in the end.  If it isn't all right then it isn't the end."

Happy, happy New Year.

1 comment:

  1. I knew I hadn't heard the end of my sanding boards in the kitchen... but you did it so beautifully. I love your word of the year.

    I prayed for patience once... and I told God I wanted it right away! That prayer went unanswered.

    Hummmm... everyone is picking a word for the year. What would be a good word for me. How about "Faster?"