What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward?
(Author: Tara Weaver)
That I am capable of doing so much more than I thought I could do… if I push myself and just go for it instead of being afraid of doing things I’ve never done before.
So, going forward… push even harder! 🙂
Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.
(Author: Patti Digh)
A certain someone and all his kisses.
The worship services at the GIT and during the WCRC.
Getting straight A’s.
The US Trip.
The Kindergarten kids I taught.
Uh… I think that’s it… I mean, because I did go for a really broad category, like “GIT”. But seriously. I do not want to forget any little detail about those things mentioned above.
My GIT friends have definitely opened up my perspective about life in other parts of the world. This changed me in a way because there was just so much to take in and it definitely leave me with an even more open mind.
What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did/didn’t go for it?
(Author: Kaileen Elise)
Saying YES to things I wouldn’t normally agree to which actually look like a lot of fun. Crazy fun, like taking a picture with the polar bear display at the mall, that sort of stuff. I regret not going for it. So, 2011… just go for it!
What healed you this year? Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution? How would you like to be healed in 2011?
(Author: Leonie Allan)
Singing. Every time I raise my voice in a song, especially when it’s a worship song, I feel like God is working in me, healing each little hurt and pain I am feeling.
In 2011, I wish this would continue. I also wish I would finally find a way to heal from past hurts that is possibly still affecting me.
Gift. This month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year?
(Author: Holly Root)
First off, definitely my iPod Touch, from mom, a birthday/Christmas present. It’s been only two weeks or so and it’s already proven to be the best, most useful, most powerful gadget I’ve ever had in my possession.
Other than that, I like to consider a certain someone I met this year as a gift, because he is, in many ways 🙂
And lastly, I think this year I have come to a point to realize that my life, everything I have, everyone I know, is the greatest gift of all, and I’m eternally grateful.
Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year.
(Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice)
I have to say first of all the US Trip, especially the GIT. It was a moment of growing up and learning a lot of things. Also, the GITs are like a huge family, there’s no way to say that it hasn’t affected my life in many, many ways.
Second, however, was the moment I stood behind the altar at church and preached to the congregation (as part of my internship). That was the moment I realized my calling.
Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?)
(Author: Jenny Blake)
Dear Future Self,
Some days you might feel sick and tired, and generally sad… and you will feel like breaking down in tears, like screaming and yelling and just giving up. Don’t.
Take a deep breath, say a little prayer, and push yourself.
Because it will be worth it. Everything is worth it.
Dear Younger Self,
It’s all good. I’m alright. Actually, I’m awesome 🙂