Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thoughts

The New Year is here and I've had some time to reflect over 2010. I'm not going to lie, 2010 was a hard year for me. It was a year fraught with joblessness, self-doubt, and a whole heap of frustration. However, it was also a year of new-found love, a new nephew and niece, understanding of tests and trials in life, and a greater love for my Heavenly Father and his constant care. When it all comes down to it, I'm blessed.

I went to the funeral of my dear friend Melanee's Father, who was also my land-lord for many years and a wonderful man. It was a beautiful tribute to his well-lived life. There were many reminders of what I need to be doing in my life. I felt motivated to change, but I also felt the burden of what it takes to bring change to pass. The passing of this man made me realize also how much I love and cherish my family. I need to take every opportunity to show them my love.

The winter months are hard. Each year it seems like the dark clouds of winter loom heavier over me and bring my spirit to a greater low. Not fun. Sunshine, this chica needs you.

Overall, life is good.

2 comments:

Melanee Raynes said...

Thanks, Erin. :) Love you!

Rob A. said...

Great perspective Iran.
May you be closer to your heaven in 2011!