Honestly I hate falling into groups of what ‘everyone else is doing’. If I was picking a word before it was popular I would have no hesitation this year. But I haven’t and it is really very popular among these blogger people to pick a word and despite my inhibitions about joining in with popular activities (maybe that’s a topic to explore another day, why do I do that??), I chose a word.
Well, more it chose me. Since I really wasn’t looking for it. It’s just what I need to focus on for this while. This year. This moment. Whatever it happens to be.
Because I need to be here.
Here in my life.
Here in this moment.
I need to be here.
Here’s your life, live it.
Here you are. right here.
Here are your people. See them here next to you and in your arms. Hold out your words, fingers, embrace, life as a gift of connection. Right here.
Here are your hobbies.
Here are your babies.
Here is your time.
See what happens next, but most importantly be what happens here.
You have the power to envision and form and make and break and give.
Right here. In your home. In your life. In your church. In your people.
Choose the way of life here – now.
The dreaming of here.
The living of here.
The day to day of here.
The slow everyday – here.
Take a breath and be here.
Maybe closer to the dust and crying.
Closer to the need and loving.
Closer to the hearts surrounding
and – impact.
Here is your life.
Build well. Build now. Build in this place.
The way of things is here.
A woman’s dream for her children, her home, her husband, her world, her hands reaching toward others, her feet carrying the heart thumping messages of grace and power and hope.
Here is hope.
Here is grace.
Here is God.
God is here.
Here is your life.
Letting go of the other Erikas.
Even in it’s poetry here has grabbed hold of my spirit and I am calm (er), reaching for my babies (mostly).
But I am here.
And this word is grounding me.
Did you choose a word? Or do you avoid trendy things too? Did a word choose you in spite of yourself? What is your word this year? Or not?
May we all reach more deeply into the here of our moments and know the presence of God and life and love and hope.
Many blessings on your year,