Slipping out of 2016

I finally jumped in with an Instagram review of 2016.  I have been inspired by Louise (knitbritish podcaster).  While she admits that 2016 dumped a fair amount of rubbish into our lives, there were also moments of love and joy.  So, let’s focus on the good.  In my little part of the world there was news of a Indy person, traveling to New Orleans, San Francisco, and New York City, hard work done at the gym that let me run another half marathon, a trip to Oregon and quilting with my friend Lori, and of course the arrival of our tiny person. 

My one little word for 2016 was SEE.  I actually had to go back to my old blog to find that words so I guess it wasn’t a great choice.  This week, I have been auditioning possible words.  JOY, CHOOSE, and REST were all rolling around in my head.  Last night, my daughter sent me a link to a podcast where Ali Edwards talked about choosing a word.  She talked about not choosing a word that will change your life.  Instead, choose a word that lets you ask the question, what does this look like in my life.  Almost immediately, the word TREASURE came to mind.  I love this verse, “But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬. I’ve been thinking about this a lot this month, the things we ponder in our hearts, the gifts but also the trials.  And then this verse, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:21‬ ‭ESV‬‬.   This is what I want to explore in 2017, what does treasure look like?  

My new hat is on the needles and I am watching videos to learn the picot cast on for a new (and probably challenging) shawl.  Plans for travel are in the works.  Dad is on the mend.  I am making a list of books I want to read and projects to knit and sew.  I have a beautiful family and work that I enjoy.  There is much to treasure.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

6 thoughts on “Slipping out of 2016

  1. “Treasure” is a perfect word for reflection and is not commonly used as a verb in today’s world.

    Isn’t the quilt show in Sisters, Oregon amazing – so much creativity on display in one little town.

  2. Treasure is a great word! I’m thinking about mine! I made a list of all the quilts I want to finish in 2017, and set my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal today! I’m going to try to read all of the books I have stacked in different places around the house!

  3. What a wonderful word! I have found that focusing on OLW – especially when your word is one that “bubbles up” from deep inside like yours did – is surprisingly meaningful to me. I look forward to sharing this adventure with you! XO

  4. Life’s full of treasures and that you’ve chosen treasure as your 2017 word, perfect, especially with a new little one to watch grow. A treasure, indeed.
    I am a quilter too, of sorts… and Sisters OR is my favorite place on earth. I will be there in late September.
    Here’s to a good year!

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