New beginnings offer us hope. They birth new goals, excitement, and passion. Yet sometimes, new beginnings come about because we recognize we are living outside our limits and we have lost sight of our boundaries. With little sleep, a mountain of dirty laundry, stacks of dishes, and clutter in the house, I cannot help but recognize that my house might be a reflection of my distracted heart. I need a new beginning, it is time to start living intentionally.
I am easily seduced by social media. It takes far more than it gives; like my time, energy, and face-to-face interactions. I want to spend my time doing things that really matter, investing in people that are important to me. I want to use my time meaningfully.
I do not want to miss opportunities because I am too busy. Too busy checking Facebook, twitter, or my email, then barely having time to get dinner on the table, or making sure the bills are payed on time.
When we live with boundaries and embrace our limits, we are truly able to live life to its fullest. We can savor every moment, cherish our close relationships, and invest in our priorities.
Living intentionally also means that we make time to do things that give us life and fuel our soul. Taking a bike ride, going to a dance class, or reading a book. Whatever it is that rejuvenates our spirit, when we live with order, we have time to engage in those activities.
I can have a new beginning, now, and live with purpose and intentionality.
What new beginning would you like to see in your life?