Today is almost over. It's been a good day with family and friends. Yes, being the Georgia girl that I am, I've had my collard greens and black-eyed peas twice today...both at lunch and then again at supper! And guess what? I grew the collard greens myself in my backyard garden. What a simple pleasure!
Since this is the first day of a new year and the first day of a new decade as well (with a marvelous number pattern...1-1-11), I wanted to post a quick note. I am getting older, thank you Jesus. I am loving this season of my life. I've learned to pick my battles - to know the difference between the energy expended on events that amount to no more than an ant bite or serious enough to be considered a snake bite! Wisdom comes with age and experience and it is oh so sweet. Tough, but sweet.
I'm not one to set unrealistic goals or make "new year's resolutions." I've been there before and failed miserably and dealt with the self-imposed guilt that most always follows. However, I do dearly love a fresh start and thank God for His mercies new every morning and His sweet amazing grace; so I am going to attempt to "KISS" this year which stands for Keep It Simple Sister! With the Good Lord's help and in keeping His will for my life, I am going to filter requests for my time through my family's needs and the women's ministry I so dearly love. Did you know that "no" is a complete sentence? I am going to slow down a bit and take better care of myself...so that I may take better care of my family. This will mean regular exercise and smarter food choices. I want to enjoy every single minute of my grandchildren and be able to keep up with them! (Zeke is not happy that he had to share his Gran Jan with the babies...)
Thank you for your love and support and for stopping by to visit my blog. One more very important thing...I'm going to do something wonderful for my soul this year, and that is to participate in Beth Moore's Scripture Memory Team again. What a JOY and DELIGHT! If you haven't heard about this, visit her web site here for instructions. It is not too late to get involved and you will be blessed beyond measure for hiding God's Word in your heart.
Remember, KISS 2011 by "Keeping It Simple Sister."