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Fill Your Pages

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” (Edith Lovejoy Pierce)

The beginning of a new year ushers in feelings of excitement, and, as just mentioned, opportunity. I personally feel like I can conquer the world as I plan out my goals and strategize for the upcoming year. I, like many of you, do it annually. I set aside time in December and make lists upon lists upon lists of what I’m going to make happen. The lists always have three characteristics in common: ambitious, lofty, and prior to this year, unrealistic. Yes, unrealistic. I pile tasks on as if I have nothing else to devote my time to, but each one. That is neither realistic, nor advisable. And inevitably, I end up disappointed. So I’ve decided this year to set goals that are definitely ambitious, perhaps even lofty, yet within the realm of attainable, especially with a plan.

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That’s When You Blessed Me . . .

Blessed me blog - November

I planned and was purposeful,
My attempts to create
Opportunities and options
Joys I could equate

I rushed here, I rushed there
Dotted “t’s” and crossed “i’s”
Proposals and queries
But disappointments did arise

No offers. No interest.
And what came I turned down
Convinced it would not fit
As my busyness abounds

I’d given up, was losing hope
I was tired of trying
I felt like my dream was slipping away
And inside, I was dying

So I surrendered. It’s all I could do
I said God, You have to show me how
You created me to want this
The problem is, I want it now.

This is my energy, my passion
But I can’t make it work
My heart, my desire
Now a burden, in my heart lurks

When I gave up, then the phone rang
Opportunity knocked – and so loud
Interest .. incredible interest
Of my work, I felt so proud

It’s a life lesson I keep learning
Why can’t I remember it so easily?
When I say Your Will, Lord, not mine
That’s when You’ve always blessed me.

Moving forward … onward and upward