Saturday, January 1, 2011


So... I'm sure everyone of you is thinking about the past year and looking forward to 2011.  The fact that the day is 1/1/11 is actually kind of unsettling.  Since the date is so auspicious, I am wondering what I should do to make the day special and different.  Is this how I'll wake up on 1/11/11?  And what about 11/11/11?  As I write this, guess what time it is:  11:11!!!!

I spent some time this morning reading through my journal.  I don't actually journal that much, the current one I use holds 2 years in not very many pages.   Jotting down a comment on something I prayed or experienced or learned or dreamed is fairly entertaining to me.  It keeps things in perspective.  The struggles I had that day were not that big a deal and most everything turned out OK.  The spots where I used exclamation points are the most passionate and affected me the most.  I did not bother to journal on the days that were routine and passed in mundane activity.  I didn't bother to write the usual.

The journal pages with the most exclamation points have something in common.  Those entries are filled with excitement because of something my/our heavenly Father did or guided me through.       Examples:  'I can't believe how well that new harp song fell together!!  Thank You!!'  or 'What a creative way to .... Thank You for the idea!' or "What beauty!  You are awesome!!' or 'Was reading in Colossians.... and that's exactly what I needed to hear!'  or ''Thank You for the added energy!  I didn't know how I was going to make it!!'  or 'Thank You for opening that opportunity to me!  You must want me to do that!!' or 'I need a shot of wisdom!  Help!!'  Those journal pages have billions of exclamation points; those days were not routine and mundane.

My prayer is to have lots of ! in 11...  There is nothing as satisfying or fulfilling or fun as seeing what our/my heavenly Father is up to.  Believe me, that's what He wants, too!

1 comment:

  1. I've adopted the number 1 as my "lucky" number, although it's often in multiples, like 11, or 111. I can't tell you how many times I've looked at a digital clock and had it showing 1:11 or 11:11, so it's funny you should have mentioned that. It actually started years ago when I was assigned "111" as my radio number at work and it's followed me ever since. Anyway, may God grant you a great 2011 (with lots of !).