On Purpose

oh bother

“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”
~ Winnie the Pooh

If you are scratching your head wondering if there is a moral to this story, Innkeeper assures you, there isn’t (insert smile emoji).

Unless you count pondering on old view (2021) and trying to figure improved view (2022).

The truth is, I like imagining the fresh unwritten days ahead. In the rearview, I easily see God’s blessings and find His faithfulness marked all over my personal failings. I think it is enough. 

My social feed has all sorts of shoulds and tips to make the year ahead more meaningful, more successful. Just today, in my email is a course offered for $99/month about creating the life you want. Another offers 31 free daily core workouts.

Innkeeper shrinks a little. So many wonderful ideas out there. But Innkeeper is just trying to tie up her tennies.

And the view ahead? As much as I dream of Innkeeper waking up this New Year becoming grand and glorious in a whole list of habit-keeping and adventure-seeking, I’m really just banking on God’s faithfulness. I think it is enough.

How about you, Chatter-ers? Do you make resolutions?  Choose a word for the year? Make a list of places to go or things to do?

If so, I’ll be your best cheerleader. But if you’re like me, just lacing up, I hope I’m good company for the road ahead. 

And as my grandchildren are famous for saying, “Guess WHAT, Gigi?”

God’s promises are even better company for 2022. Hear these well-worn and beloved phrases.

“The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is His faithfulness;
His mercies begin afresh each morning.”
~ Lamentations 3:22-23

Mercies afresh for a-fresh year.

My new planner unknowingly chose me. Hope is peeking around the corner. The tennies are on the move.

Come, just as you are.

PS – Innkeeper doings. The kitchen rating in the New Year can only go up! Both rated 4 out of 10. Lemon Cake for mom and Tortellini Soup.

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