Some days fly by. Seasons can be over before you realized what happened or what you forgot to do. We can rush through certain times of the year without fully welcoming each individual day.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are upon us. The weeks in between can be marked by busyness that takes our focus away from the people around us. We can let time fly as we decorate, cook, shop for gifts, prepare for the relatives coming to visit, and other such holiday-related tasks.

This year I don’t want to rush. I don’t want to fly. I want to slow down long enough to notice the daily joys, the little blessings God offers. I will learn to better see these gifts. My heart needs to take time to rest and be more open to the Light of His Presence.

As the holidays arrive, I also want to prepare for the new year. 2014 will be here sooner than we want to think. I’m often not “ready” for the fresh start of a new year because I have flown through the last few weeks leading up to it.

This year I’m setting aside time for planning and setting goals. The concrete kind of goals that lead to action.

How do you slow down as time flies by? Do you set goals for the new year? Feel free to share below or ask me about mine (in a couple of weeks).

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