New Beginnings

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.

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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?

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4 Comments

  • Reply June 25, 2012

    Marisha

    I can really relate to what you are saying. I am also questioning what opportunities I might be missing when I am too busy about other things. We often have to do a priority check don’t we? Thank you for sharing your heart here. It has been an encouragement to me. :)

    • Reply June 25, 2012

      Ellen Stumbo

      Yes we really do. I don’t think it would be a bad idea to ask every week, “How have I done? What needs to change? How did I spend my time? I think we would learn a lot if we did self-evaluations on a regular basis!

  • Reply June 28, 2012

    Beck Gambill

    It’s amazing the pull of lesser things in my life. I love the rejuvenation of new beginnings; daily, monthly, yearly, but they are often hard won. I so relate to your post. I’m sorry I missed your prompt this week, traveling, but hope to link up soon!

    • Reply June 28, 2012

      Ellen Stumbo

      And hopefully this will be a time of rest for you!

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