In with the Old…Kindness.

I know I am a bit late to the party, but is it too late to say Happy New Year?! I can not believe that it is 2016. Where are the years going? I LOVE the beginning of the year. It always feels like a new start of a great adventure and a new season. I love dreaming about what the year will behold.

This year, I started daydreaming about all 365 days I have been given and the new things that God is calling me and my family to step into. As exciting as it is, my heart is beckoning me back to the old. I know it might be a little cliché, but I have come up with a word for myself this year. It is an old word. It is not very glamorous. Instead of throwing out the old and bringing in the new, I am bringing in the old. I want to work on the foundation.

Sometimes we don’t need a new goal, a new resolution, or a new chapter. Sometimes, we need to hang out and get really good at the old stuff.

KINDNESS.

This is my word for 2016. I want to be kind. I want to experience God’s kindness. I want to show kindness to those around me, my kids, my husband, my friends, strangers, etc. I just want to be kind. I have realized now that I am intentionally working on it how much intentionality it really takes for me be this. That is sad. I can get so busy and forget to simply smile at someone. I can become so task oriented that I find myself ordering my kids to complete something. So often I am not kind, but I want to be.

So, I am working on it. I am studying it. I am praying for it. I am giving myself to it. God leads us with us kindness into joy and even into repentance. He is the kindest person I have ever met.

Again, in a time when it is so natural to start up the new, I am kickin it old school.

KINDNESS.

It’s my word.

Happy New Year everyone. I pray that these new days in 2016 are rich and full of His kindness.

Cathy

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