It’s probably something that people would use to describe me, but lately it’s been a journey to find it. We’ve been going through some things as a family that have been tough last year. It’s been weighing on me. Gradually. Weighing. I haven’t been able to recognize it until a few weeks ago just how much it’s been affecting me. But it’s been noticeable in hindsight.
One thing that I’ve learned through this year and it’s something that I know intellectually but really haven’t “learned” yet.
Passion and excitement and joy are a choice.
With so much good in the past year. More responsibility, more opportunities to learn and grow. More people that have invested in our family. New cars, new home. Not to mention a very lively 2 year old! It’s been such a great year.
But if you aren’t careful, life can happen and you can just miss out on enjoying it. You can miss the fun by looking to the next thing. I wish that I could tell you I read it in a book or heard it via podcast or sermon, but unfortunately it only came through a series of tough conversations mostly with my wife.
I have been pushing so much for achievement and “badges” that I’ve really forgotten how to just have fun.
But thankfully, I’ve seen the dark part and am moving forward. I’m praying that God will help me to rediscover FUN.
This year, along with a side project of mine, my resolution is FUN. To have as much fun with my family than I can possibly talk with other people about. To dance, sing, laugh, run, laugh and enjoy life.
From what I’ve learned this past year, living isn’t all that tough, bringing joy to others is work. But it’s what we were made for. To bring glory to God, by loving others.
This year, I’m all in.
Expect to read something on this blog on a continual basis this year.
As I’m working on my side project, this blog will be getting some more love as I’ve got a little bit more breathing room.
Here’s to an awesome 2015!
What’s one thing you are looking to change about your life this year?