Happy New Year!
A new year…something to ponder again, isn’t it? I am good at pondering. Every time I read in the Bible that Mary pondered things in her heart, I am reminded that I do, too! Pondering is not worrying; it is weighing things out in your mind or reflecting on things. I have perfected worrying, but that’s another topic.
I imagine we all are weighing things out in our minds right now. I don’t know about you, but I was thinking about a new year being different than the last few—free of COVID and illness. But we must deal with that again.
I decided that this time I am going to make our time of distance and separation a time to accomplish things I need to do. I hope that it won’t be as bad as last year, but we will keep our distance more so than usual.
What am I going to accomplish? As I was digging through my stack of recipes, I thought how nice it would be to have them all in one binder. Many are loose pages, some handwritten on the back of envelopes, and some jotted down in a strange shorthand I created while listening to someone read it to me. Did you know 1 c s is really 1 cup of sugar while 1 t s is 1 teaspoon of salt? While I can remember what these are, I am going to write them down in complete phrases. I have planned to use a three-ring binder so I can add pages. Tell me your ideas for keeping recipes! You may have a much better one than the one I am planning. But getting this organized will make me feel I have accomplished something.
For the year upcoming, I hope you all find beauty in each day. New beginnings—let’s find new ways of making our days better and new ways of celebrating our own worth and individuality. You are a gift!