It’s a contemplative kind of day. One that comes once a year—every November 12th to be exact. A day that I usually set aside for looking at my life, for self-analysis and sometimes for goal setting.

Some questions I’m mulling over today…

  • What’s been good about this last year that I want to continue with?
  • What needs to go?
  • What needs tweaking? Major tweaks or minor?
  • What do I want to accomplish in this next year?
  • What do I want to be?

To be honest, I’ve been happy with where I am. It’s been a year for sinking my roots deeper in Christ. Not because things are going so bad that I run to Him desperate for rescue, but because I’m going to Him just to be with Him, to soak in Him.

I have a feeling that another round of change is coming for me. Things that were removed for a time might be back in my life, but in a different way than they were before.

Interestingly enough, the question that has me most curious about and interested in is the last one. What do I want to be? Not do, be.

Sure, birthdays are for celebrating, but they’re also a good time to stop and inventory life. A time to contemplate some of the deeper things that I tend to shy away from.

So tell me, do you know what you want to be?


  1. What I most want to be is content, and in His will - though, of course, I don't always act like those are my top priorities. Praying I get better with that over the next year.

    Praying you are enjoying your special day. Is that pic from a visit to Cheryl? Just curious. Eat cake! Drink Kool Aid! Hug a monkey! Check the mailbox!

    1. Oh...contentment is a such a biggie!! We were studying that this last summer. (excellent study!)

      Yes, that picture is from Puerto Rico when I visited Cheryl. Pirate's Cove, a place that really captured my imagination. =]


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