Since it seems that Florida is actually having a little winter weather I thought I would do a little tablescape to celebrate. YES, I said celebrate because I can already see the heat coming and with that in Florida comes those dang mosquitoes!
It seems that everywhere I turn, something I read whether it's in devotional book or someone posting on Facebook, or through an email I keep seeing "Keeping it Real" type of posts or readings. So for this post we are going to "Keep it Real" with answers to our questions. While we have some REAL talk I want to share with you my Winter White and Copper Delight tablescape.
1: The New year is a time for New Beginnings. What New Beginnings do you see or hope for for 2018?
The phrase "New Beginnings" can mean; letting go of the past and moving forward; turning over a new leaf; embracing something new; the act of starting something new.
There’s something in the human spirit that naturally draws us toward new beginnings, new things, new quests and well, for each one this can mean something different. For me this year my new beginning is reading through the Bible. Our pastor is doing this with the church and has made it to where we all have access to the daily readings along with a short devotional. Now let me go ahead and say, I have had to go back and catch up. But, I am making an effort and I truly want to do this.
2: Do you have a list for things you would like to accomplish in 2018? If so, what is something from that list that you would like to share.
I always have things I want to do and hope to accomplish and I have several things on my list but I will share one thing. Redoing some things in my kitchen in on my list. We have put in new counter tops, bought a few things that I wanted for the kitchen but I am ready for a fresh paint job and a makeover so to speak. We shall see.....
3: What is something that you have made a change in over the past year that you have been happy about? This can cover a wide spectrum for all of us.
For me, there are several things I could share that I made a change in last year but I will share one thing. Before I share this I need to tell you that this change is STILL a WORK in progress for me. BEING A PEOPLE PLEASER. I could write a book on this. I could share the reasoning's that sparked this change for me and I could talk about everything from history of my personal life, to church activities, family, friends and well, my list could be quite lengthy. But, this has been a change that I desperately needed in my life and though I struggle at times I can say that the DIFFERENCE has been for my best.
4: Speaking of the New Year, New Beginnings, New Goals and well, everything new. Finish the sentence:
I hope that in this brand new year that I can
I hope that in this brand new year that I can purposely with intent, listen to others, hear them and not merely be listening just for the sake of listening. (if this makes any sense at all)
Well I can't end my time with you without sharing the latest sonogram of my grandgirl that is on the way. Isn't she just adorable?
Hope you have enjoyed my Winter White and Copper Delight tablescape as you have pondered some of the questions for yourself as well. The thing is y'all, we don't know what 2018 holds for us. Probably a good thing we don't. But we can dream, we can hope, we can challenge ourselves, we can be the change for new beginnings. I don't know what tomorrow holds but praise the Lord I know who holds tomorrow.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy