February 2022, as I typed this title, I could hardly believe that we are well into the new year already. 2 months are almost finished. Here is my next installment of Share Four Somethings hosted by Heather Gerwing.
Something Loved: Surprises can come in various forms - both positive and negative. I think surprises just prove that we are not in control. However, the BEST kind of surprise is when your adult daughters decide to come home for the weekend, unannounced! I should have tuned in when our youngest asked if we had any big plans for the weekend and she replied that she was going to do some deep cleaning of her apartment. I only put those hints together once I arrived home and saw her car in our drive! What a lovely sight made even better once our oldest arrived at the restaurant about an hour later!
After they left, I realized I didn't get a picture of us, but I guess that means I was "in the moment" and not looking for "social media proof." However, my husband did capture the game we played. The cards are getting bent and have shown lots of wear since it was given to us by my parents, but it is still fun and provides laughs and time to connect.
Something Gleaned: Judith Markovich recently wrote a blog post, It Absolutely Could Be, that blessed me. She shares her doubts about her writing and creativity. However, she has come to realize that "it ain't over" and she can still accomplish creative things and that has sparked her confidence. I too have doubts about my writing and realize that I just need to keep going. God will use this however He sees fit, I just need to be faithful to what He's given to me. I love what she shared at the end and I've started praying this over myself, "My hope is that you, too, will be empowered to move into unimaginable explosions of creativity that serve to set people free…as you have been freed." Emphasis is mine because it's "my word" for 2022!
Something Braved and Achieved are one and the same this month! An old dog really can learn new tricks. I have moved a little further into the digital age by learning how to work with a digital planner. My daughters were very patient with me last weekend as they showed me their planners, notebooks, and stickers! Then, they helped me decide what I wanted, then I downloaded, rearranged, and started filling out my new calendars. It's a bit of a learning curve, but fun. I even have my journal and took sermon notes in my new digital notebook! So it's "brave" because I was willing to try something new. Also, it's "achieved" because I'm actually using it!
It may not seem like much, but something new can bring joy and fun to a dismal winter!
Pray you have a wonderful March! I'm looking forward to it (even though it's not a "topic" anymore) because it's my birthday month.