I wasn't going to do another. I was feelish sheepish about mine from this last year.
But a friend asked about it, and encouraged me to do one (thanks, Margaret!). To Believe, to go forward. So...
After thinking about it, I realized I wanted my theme for 2013 to be: PEACE
Even while I work on my health goals, I can do it with peace. Not striving and full of angst. Not whining or regretting. Not looking backward, but rather forward.
Remember that saying? Let go and let God
My peace comes from the Prince of Peace, not dependent upon external events or circumstances. In fact, sometimes those circumstances can be kinda crummy! But regardless of how it feels at times, I know God is in ultimate control; willing to heal, encourage, guide and give us His peace. Sometimes I have to remind myself of all this, in order to experience that peace. I want to work on stuff, to fix it, to "make it better". And this year offered some tragic events, that hurt so many. And brought up many questions, to which I have no adequate answers.
Hence... I must let go, and trust God. And that brings peace.
People may not always be good, but God is. That's the foundation for my peace. That's just what I believe with all my heart.
I took the design for my Theme from some doodling I've been doing on my walls at home! (I'll post more about that another day). Edited to add link to that post HERE.
Here's the wall shot (can click on any pics to enlarge):
Cropped it and cleaned it up:
And finally, added some subtle color...
can't do without that color, dontcha know!
I hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful 2013!
Enjoy the journey peacefully,