2013 was messy, difficult, joyful, awesome, heartbreaking, exhausting, liberating, and quite beautiful. I laughed a lot, cried a lot, and experienced both the good and bad deeply.
This little video project of mine reminded me to choose gratitude daily. Gratitude for the amazing people whose paths have crossed with mine, for the memorable and mundane moments shared, for the lessons learned and relearned together. Gratitude for each opportunity to travel, for songs that stir the soul, for daily bread. Gratitude for rest, for solitude, for calm. Gratitude for brokenness, for grace, for growth.
I look back on the past year as a whole and I smile. I smile and I march forward armed with this (hope) to-do list: live unhurried, savor Jesus, make love my aim.
Happy New Year, dear friends!
[Sanders Bohlke: "Somewhere" // Alabama Shakes: "I Found You" // Johnnyswim: "Make" // Jon McLaughlin: "These Crazy Times" // Ingrid Michaelson: "Blood Brothers" // Ivan & Alyosha: "Fathers Be Kind" // A Fine Frenzy: "Now Is the Start" // Jimmy Needham: "Rock of Ages" // City and Colour: "The Girl" // The Hill and Wood: "The Call" // Allen Stone: "Bare Necessities" // Tim Be Told: "Fools Marching"]
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