Choosing a word to dwell on for a year is quite a different experience from making resolutions. The word “gift” is not on my mind all the time, and some days maybe I don’t even think of it. But then it resurfaces, making me think about what gift is, what it means, how it looks, how it is given and received, etc.
Today I’m wondering about words that are the opposite of gift. Perhaps if I understand more of what gift is not, then I can learn more about what this word has to teach me.
As I write this I can hear rain, sleet, snow, and wind outside the window and hitting the roof of our house. Hard as it may be to see this winter storm as a gift…since we are right in the middle of it…it is bringing to mind how very very fortunate we are to have a warm home, food on the table, vehicles to transport us, and employment. All material, physical things, but blessings often taken for granted.
Picture Winter is over, I’m in withdrawal…as are many of the women I met in the class online. Some of us have formed a group in Facebook and are still at it, taking photos and sharing them, letting our views of Life – different as they may be – tell our stories.
“Gift” is influencing my life story. You’ll hear more as the days go by.
Be safe, be warm!