Sunday, December 29, 2013
It's that time of year again....my favorite time of year. I love a new year for the vast newness of it, for its adventures yet realized, for its uncommitted hours and for all the promise it holds. I just love it.
For the last two years, I have joined friends in claiming a word for the year rather than making a list of resolutions I won't keep. I gained Peace in 2011, Growth in 2012, and this year I am proclaiming my year of gratitude or Thanks. I heard a saying recently that was attributed to a number of different people from Ann Voskamp to Oprah that goes something like, "You can't complain and be grateful at the same time." So I intend to push out any complaining (that I don't really have a right to anyway given the blessings that God has showered me with) and fill that time with praise and thanks. I'm making a 2014 planner that will be all about thanksgiving, but I'll share more about that later.
To help me remember and because I'm home for two weeks and feeling arty, I made a One Word Limb Chop for my word. I will keep it hanging all year where I can see it...probably in my studio. Then I'll hang it on my tree at Christmas time so I can reflect on my progress. I'm making some for some friends who have requested them, too. I've created a listing for my Etsy shop here for a custom order of your one word.
BUT I'M ALSO GIVING ONE AWAY!!! Just leave a comment here on the blog telling me your ONE WORD and why you have selected it and you will be entered to win an original hand painted LeissnerArt Limb Chop ornament of your very own.
(Small Print: Only one comment per person please. The winner will be selected randomly sometime late in the afternoon on Sunday, January 5, 2014. The winner will be announced here on the blog, on my FB page, Twitter and on Instagram. If you don't follow me on those places, you might want to consider it so you don't miss anything. :) Your word has to be literally one word. Clauses or phrases will not fit on a limb chop. The color scheme will be similar to the item shown. Final design is also similar but my discretion (I probably will not seek out the perfect scripture to go with but will decorate with found papers).
Thanks to you all for being here. May the good Lord bless your new year as only He can.