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Mind-FULL in 2022
Thursday, January 27, 2022 by Barbara

A FULL 2022 #3

A year full of thanks and peace! That’s part of my desire for 2022. In addition to being thank-full and peace-full, I want to be mindful.

I don’t want to live on auto-pilot, doing what I do by default, neglecting what I’ve previously ignored, unaware of opportunities for growth and service.

I don’t want realization to appear in the rearview mirror—I want to face forward with anticipation.

I want to be watchful, careful of others, attuned to the world around me.

I don’t need to stop and smell the roses, I need to notice the roses so I can stop and appreciate their stunning beauty, the softness of their petals, the intricacy of their design, and, yes, their fragrance.

I invite you to a FULL 2022 by being mind-full of your blessings, your surroundings, your opportunities. How God-like this invitation is! He is mindful of every sparrow and lily. He counts the stars and our strands of hair. He knows when we sit and when we rise. Let’s be like Him, attentive and mindful.

You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar. 

You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.

You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

 Psalm 139:2-6


Comments

Faith From Alburtis PA At 1/30/2022 4:03:05 PM

Yes, letting go of all that God is taking care of (handling) for me in Psalm 139 gives me eyes to see what he made for our enjoyment. Thank you for your reminders.

Reply by: Barbara Higby Author

Thank you for your words of wisdom, Faith. We are funny creatures, holding on to what is already in God's hands!

Susan Panzica From NJ At 1/28/2022 2:05:12 PM

I needed to read this today. I've feel like I've been in auto-pilot mode. Didn't even realize it until I read your post.

Reply by: Barbara Higby Author

That's the thing about auto-pilot, we don't even realize we're there!

Susan Troast From At 1/28/2022 8:19:53 AM

My word this year is ‘Focus’ so I loved this! Awareness not only of God’s gifts and beauty around me, but uncluttered mind to hear God’s voice and see His paths for me!

Reply by: Barbara Higby Author

Yes, thank you, Sue!

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