Happy day. Our meeting time for church has changed to 9 am. Alleluia! I saw light streaming in through the east windows of the chapel this morning. It was beautiful and symbolized perfectly all that was taking place in my heart while I was participating in the ordinance of taking the sacrament.
It's that time of year again. Time for taking a thorough personal inventory. What do I want to be different from last year? I have thousands of things I'd like to accomplish this year. Things like ridding the world of skinny jeans and the overuse of the exclamation point! But, since I feel my life needs focus, not a list of thousands of things, I have chosen 2009 to be the year I:
1. Let more light in.
This means saying no to things that do not uplift or edify. And saying yes to more things that are "virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy." I want more light in my life. I want my life to take on so much luster that it illuminates those around me.
2. Be a mother who knows.
Don't you just love Julie Beck? Mothers who know do less.
3. Finish writing my novel.
Even if it turns out to be terrible and I decide to scrap it and start over. This year I will finish.
4. Complete a 12 Step Program with Alanon.
Really, for me, the 12 steps are like the repentance process. This will be a year to really DO the work of emotional repentance.