Yesterday, while at our favorite coffee house, my daughter gave me a challenge. She asked me if I had ever thought about what it meant that Jesus came to Earth as a baby.
“Meditate on that.”, she added.
I was immediately challenged to stop and think. In this crazy, busy, time-sucking world I was challenged to stop and really think.
Every new year I decide on a word. My motto for the year.
2013’s word was Ginesthoi, a Greek word meaning: Perspective.
My goal for 2014 is to Be Present.
Be: pray, appeal, say grace, request, implore.
Present: gift, offering, present, here.
So, when given my daughter’s challenge, I knew it was the beginning of my goal for 2014. Why wait until January 1st to begin to stop…slow down. Why wait to ‘see’ life around me? Why wait to appreciate the little things…
To meditate on those things that are important. To think deeply, more purposefully.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed Holiday season filled with family, friends, love and laughter!