New year – renewed life

Dappled shade & sunshine on my shoulders

“I don’t really want more time; I just want enough time. Time to breathe deep and see real and time to laugh long, time to give You glory and rest deep and sing joy and just enough time in a day not to feel hounded, pressed, driven or wild to get it all done – yesterday. In a world with cows to buy and fields to see and work to do, in the beep and blink of the twenty-first century, with it’s “live in the moment’ buzz phrase that none of the whirl-weary seem to know how to do, who actually knows how to take time and live with soul and body and God all in sync? To have the time to grab the jacket off the hook and time to go out in all air and sky and green and time to wonder at all of them in all this light, this time refracting in prism. I just want time to do my one life well.

(Extract from “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp)

Having finished 2014 feeling discontent I am beginning this year afresh thanks to this beautiful book.

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