Tuesday, March 30, 2010
1) Playing music. (Voice or violin...either one....or both!) Whether it's on the worship team at church, reuniting with my Nomadic Grubfest friends, fiddling down in Annapolis with the Weems Creek Jam, or something different altogether. I enjoy playing a well-written piece or finding a harmony that's brand new. Each one gives me a moment of fullness that I just can't quite describe. It's a beautiful thing.
2) Being a friend and 'token daughter.' I've been blessed with so many relationships. It seems like the more love I give away, the more I have to give. It brings me joy to give that love and support to those I have in my life. It's an ever expanding circle, and thus an ever increasing joy.
3) Those everyday moments when I know that Jesus loves me. Sometimes they're happy. Sometimes they're serious. But they give me roots and wings. The vibrant, dynamic relationship I have with my creator is my greatest joy. I hope I never become obnoxious about my faith. I just want to do what I think Jesus did....live a life that made others ask questions and love people without getting tired.
1) I've been able to do some amazing things and serve some incredible people. I fear that my glory days are behind me. Silly, since I'm only 27 right? But there it is. But that fear won't keep me from preparing, and jumping when I think I hear the word "go!" Sometimes it's the hardest thing in the world to just wait, watch, and be faithful.
2) I fear that no matter how I wage war with my body, I won't be the athletic wonder of my imagination. (There's a little sarcasm there, but the heart of that fear is very true.)
3) When given a golden opportunity, I fear I won't have the right words to build a bridge...or that I will use too many words when only a few are needed. But that won't keep me from sharing the message. Hopefully with my life first, and my vocabulary second.
To blog about each book I read this year. (I do a lot of reading. Did you know that? I talk about my literary adventures here.) I didn't do so well last year, but I'm making myself keep up in 2010. All part of being "tenacious." *grin*
To continue with my "cash only" policy, with the possible exception of gasoline. It started as an experiment/exercise for the Lenten season, but I like how it made me think about every purchase.
To return to my habit of writing letters. I've let it slip in the past year, but I enjoy writing out and mailing letters to people. (I LOVE finding cards too. It's dangerous for me to walk down a card aisle unattended!)
The Amazing Race 16 (I blame my Realtor - now good friend). Bikram yoga. NHL.com and excuses to watch hockey at "Twiga Central." (I can't wait for Stanley Cup season!) Scouring DVD stores that are going out of business. Hunting for an affordable flight to Uganda. Making pies. Inventing reasons to host things at my house. Brownie edges.
I won't tag anyone else this time, but feel free to join in the bloggy fun! (This epilogue is for you, my long-lost Twiga friends!)