Big things happening to start our February. I will explain..
First, I planted a cute little bulb from Trader Joe’s in January. It was actually a really foolish five dollar purchase as I kill plants. Ironically enough, I daydream about being a gardner. It’s a sad story. Somewhere in the soil and watering part plants are doomed here. But, I was faithful with this one. It was sitting in front of me whenever I washed dishes, so I would remember to check the soil
and pray over it. I needed growth and beauty in the midst of dark and cold Minnesota days. Ryan brought additional optimism by telling me that the kitchen window was too drafty. But- February came I had flowers blooming on my kitchen windowsill!!
It was that same week I went to the gym to keep up on one of my 2015 goals of working out a minimum of twice a week (more to come on goal setting). Making body or weight goals is a first for me, but somewhere along 2014 I gained ten pounds that I wasn’t looking for. It’s not about the number on the scale- it’s about how I feel with the ten extra pounds. I don’t feel good and I sleep horrible. I need to be out and moving!! So I was at the gym clipping along with a fast walk on the treadmill and a cute pregnant gal came and jumped on the treadmill beside me. Nothing like competition with a pregnant gal. First we were walking and then she picked up her heels and started running, and I followed. I followed? I’m still not sure what possessed me! I should also tell you I have NO recollection of running in my life aside from trying to catch one of my toddlers. I was running!! Before I would’ve said I could never run. It was too intense for me. I’m not a very strong gal. I have pain. Ryan is the runner. I don’t run.
But when I was done I felt incredible for having run. I felt thankful for still being alive. And I thought, ” I could do that again”. And I have.
This is the year I need growth in my life. I want to do the things maybe I’ve told myself I couldn’t (even if they take more work) because maybe I could. In the midst of life, I want to see the beauty in the growth because just seeing a change is quite remarkable!
What growth are you longing for this year? I would love to hear!