Monday, December 27, 2010

A Time for Gifts

Certainly this would be a good forum to share all the wonderful gifts that were given and received this holiday season.  But that isn't what is on my mind today.  I feel like I have been given a most unusual gift recently.  And I believe the Giver of the gift knew exactly what I was needing, and felt I was ready to receive this extraordinary experience.

I believe I was given a chance to step outside myself for a few moments and look at my life from a different perspective.  I was able to see and analyze where I am and the direction my life is heading.  Very humbling in so many ways.  No, I haven't had an "out-of-body" experience, though in some ways it feels like I have.  For the first time in a long time I have looked objectively at the things I do, the things I am preoccupied with, the things I think about, the "place" I am at, and most importantly, its relationship to where I want to be.

Is there a better time of year to receive this poignant reminder?  As I approach the new year, I am determined to pursue the changes I would like to see, so if (and when) I get another honest, objective glimpse of myself, perhaps I will be more comfortable with what I see.


Kim said...

This reminds me of A Christmas Carol ~ it's always nice to have a refocusing experience! I only hope you weren't visited by ghosts in the process. Thanks for sharing your insight!

Laura said...

I love that you were able to have an experience like that. I think we all could benefit from that clarity, especially as we are seeking to analyze ourselves for improvement for goals and resolutions. And for the record, I think you're awesome. :-)