This is the view outside my window today. What does it look like outside yours?
I’ve latched onto my #oneword2018 and set up my bullet journal for the year. I updated the wall calendar and made plans for meet-ups with friends and family in January.
Sounds like I’m motivated, doesn’t it? Not really.
What I’d really like to do in the days and weeks ahead is sit in my favorite chair with a stack of good books and a knitting project beside me and some beautiful music playing in the background.
In the snowy quiet of mid-winter, I think it’s okay that “motivate” isn’t a word I’ll drop into conversations. Not for a few days anyway. Instead, I’m thinking “hybernate”.
During Advent, I read chapters from a sweet nature book entitled All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings by Gayle Boss. One of the creatures Gayle featured was the chipmunk. After gathering provisions in autumn, “he’ll slip down through his tunnel to a leaf-lined sleeping chamber and balls up. His restless heart slows….his body cools. Each chipmunk must, for and by himself, consider which of several choices will likely bring him through the cold dark days to the other side of winter, strong. He must do this continually, with no guarantees. Today, heart beating fast, he makes today’s choices.”
Today’s choice? Reading, knitting, books and music. Tomorrow, maybe I’ll find that word “motivate”.
I’m linking up at Five Minute Friday today with words on the one word “MOTIVATE”. Stop by to read short posts by other Christian bloggers.