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New Year, New Me

This past week has been a little crazy for me. Last Friday was my official last day of working for awhile. This neck pain is unlike anything else I've ever experienced. It's not like me to not be able to work or do anything else for that matter. Sleeping comfortably is even a challenge. And that is definitely not like me. That's something I've never had a problem with.

Last Saturday, I went with my husband to our other property while he worked on a project in the field. Just sitting around being with him reminded me of how precious and valuable time spent with those that you love is. It was peaceful with the sound of the creek running along the field and the birds chirping. I was reminded of the scripture, "Be still and know that I am God." That day I was listening to country radio and heard Old Dominion's song "Make it Sweet." "Life is short, make it sweet." You have to hold on to precious moments in life that make it mean the most.

Another song that comes to mind with that thought is Kenny Chesney's "Better Boat." "My how the last few months have changed, I’m smiling more despite the pain. [Chorus]

I breathe in, I breathe out. Got friends to call who let me talk about. What ain’t workin’, What’s still hurtin’, And all the things I feel like cussin’ out. Now and then, I let it go. I ride the waves I can’t control. I’m learnin’ how to build a better boat."

And one last song comes from Chris Stapleton, "Millionaire." "Because love is more precious than gold. It can't be bought, no, and it can't be sold. I've got love, enough to spare. That makes me a millionaire."

So cheers to this new year and new me. I have to focus on the joy and rewards that come with following God. I have to focus on the positive things that God is giving me. I leave you with the scripture today from Isaiah 41:10- "So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

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