This is a big week for me. On Thursday I turn 44 – for my good friends in Louisiana, I’ll make 44 this week.
Twice as good as 22, as a friend told me last week. Let’s hope she’s right about that. I don’t want this to be the year that my metabolism, joints and body in general betray me.
This is also a year that I am focusing on INTENTION!
It’s not a new idea or concept, just one that has taken a bit of time to come into focus. One of the catalysts for this word was reading the book 7 by Jen Hatmaker. In full disclosure, I did not replicate any of the challenges that Jen set for herself. She didn’t intend it to be a “do as I do”, but an experiment in dealing with excess. I roll in it and simultaneously hate it and am working to eliminate it.
In many ways, this book totally changed how I look at nearly every aspect of my life. It didn’t dictate how many foods I eat or items of clothing I wear, but opened my eyes to choices I was making. It even opened my eyes to how many factors in my life were defaults because I wasn’t actually making choices. That’s passively existing, not actively living. I’ll take the latter, thank you very much.
Dayspring (they are AWESOME, check them out) is graciously helping me celebrate by giving away a copy of 7 by Jen Hatmaker to one of you. Not only this, but 4 books this week; a different book from today until my birthday on Thursday. You’ll have to come back to find out which ones. Here’s a hint: they are all brand-spankin’ new. One is so new it isn’t even out yet! Actually, as of today, none have been released yet. You are in for the good stuff here.
So, I’m gonna party like it’s my birthday. And I want you to come along for the ride.
Have a cupcake and make a wish. Remember, birthday calories don’t count!
Have you ever read a book that totally shifted your everyday life? You know, other than the Bible? Tell me about it.
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