Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1st

31 days of Jesus!

I'm so freaking excited! And I'm so freaking bogged down by my to-do list! But this is the good stuff kids go for. So! Here. We. Go.

Here's the skinny if you have no idea what I'm talking about:

I got this idea a couple of weeks ago. I love Christmas but I always feel like I lose my way a little every season. I forget how much God loves me and that I don't need to prove anything to anyone [not even myself].

I'll be posting simple exercises/activities/ideas that will hopefully help me and you to focus on what matters most. If you have an idea - let me know!

Thank you for doing this with me. I probably love you. :)


. . . Do Nothing.

A counselor once asked me when was the last time I sat still with no background noise and did . . . nothing. I couldn't remember. 5 years later, I still can't. And yet, it's one of my favorite ways to unwind. It's such a ridiculously simple concept. But it can be an intense challenge. If you have kids, you may want to wait until they slip off to sleep [or wake up before they do tomorrow morning if you're an early riser]. For 5 minutes or more, sit or lie comfortably. Position yourself in a place with as little noise as possible. Don't try to think of anything in particular, but it's okay to let your mind wander. I think it has a way of clearing itself out.

And that's it. Es todo.

I really put a lot of thought into how to start this month off. In the midst of the busyness - this seems like the perfect way to begin.

And so, yay! Here we go!

PS. It's totally ok if you fall asleep. :)


AbominableAmie said...

I'm excited about this 31-day journey we are going to take together... 300 miles apart. : )

See you around Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Doing nothing is hard work and yet, after you do nothing, it seems like the most wonderful thing. Thanks Brandy for helping us make this Christmas time so special and meaningful!
beth :-)

brandyglows said...

Amie and Beth,

Thank you guys so much for being so supportive!! You are both AMAZING women and I feel honored you both are participating!

Jermaine Walker said...

I'm not nearly as amazing a woman, but I have my ticket to ride.