Thursday, December 31, 2009

Peace (A Giveaway)

It's almost 2010. What are we going to call the next decade? The tens? The teens?

I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions. Maybe because every time I've tried, I've failed.

But this year feels different.

This year, I'm resolving to be more peaceful. So often I'm stressed out and in a hurry. It doesn't take much to put me over the edge. I don't think I've always been like this and I'm not liking it. I really want to be a more peaceful person. Enjoying life in the moment and not trying to rush things along.

I'm going to spend the year meditating on Philippians 4:4-9. So much of this passage of the Bible speaks to me. I want to have a gentle spirit. I want to be anxious for nothing. I want to think about things that are true, pure and lovely. And oh, to have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding.

Peace, peace, beautiful peace. I crave it.

In the spirit of having a peaceful 2010, my last giveaway is Aveda Blue Oil Balancing Concentrate. I love this stuff. A little on the temples, a little on the back of the neck and I'm feeling better by the minute.

To enter this giveaway, let me know if you have a resolution for 2010.

{All this week, I'm giving away a few of my favorite things. Be sure to enter my other giveaways here. I'll pick and announce the winners on New Years Day}.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

30 comments:

  1. i'll think i'll copy you and do ALL i can to be more peaceful and create peace i my home! Don't enter me for the give-away, i live in France. Blessings

    L~

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  2. hi bri

    i remember making a similar resolution last year when xephyra was giving me such a hard time with colic... i've discovered that peace isn't dependent on my situation but rather on my response to it, as i'm sure you know. anyway, i'm still working on that one, but have also resolved to make more of an effort to invest in the friends i've made here in paisley.

    love, jessica

    p.s. i also pray peace over xephyra every night, even now.

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  3. Relax more - learn to say no!!!! - not rush around and miss out on life!

    Enjoy the moments of our 9 month twins and 8 year old with my hubby~

    Megan

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  4. Oh my gosh, Bri - I could have written this post myself. I, like you, am not one to make a resolution because I know it won't stick. But just in the last couple of weeks, I've been thinking of this idea of peace...the idea of being present in the moment, and I, too, have resolved to work on that in 2010. My boys are growing way too fast and while I'm enjoying every minute, I always feel a rush to get out the door in the morning, to get them through dinner, to get cleaned up, to get baths done, to get home from work, to do, to do, to do.

    Peace and present in the moment - that is my resolution!!!

    Hugs!

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  5. I thrive on peace too so I pray that you achieve what your prays are.
    I am planning on focusing on the exercise necessary to keep diabetes away. It is in my family history and I really want to decline it from entering my life. It requires a commitment on my end and I pray I follow through.

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  6. I'm going to try to make more social effort...keep in touch with friends and family more. I've fallen into a bad rut of 'Why do I have to make all the effort?'

    Happy New Year!

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  7. I don't know what my new years resoluton will be. But I really need to find a job this next year. I have been unemployed for now 7 months. Don't get me wrong i have a lot to do in my house with 3 kids, but I am ready to go back into the work force.Maybe get healthier this year.. I stil have some babay weight to lose.. :)

    Have a great new year..

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  8. My goals for 2010 are:
    Less whining
    More movement (body-wise.)
    Less bitterness
    More love
    Less of me physically
    More of me mentally

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  9. One of my resolutions is to take my dogs on walks 5-6 times every week. It's going to be hard through the winter months!!

    This year I've learned a lot about not being the one in control. But, that realization is something I'm struggling with b/c sometimes I feel like my life is completely out of control right now. So my spiritual resolution is to find peace with God's control over life and to not feel so anxious about it -- be more peaceful.

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  10. Nicely written Brianna! I feel fairly peaceful, but I don't have kids yet! That's one of our goals this year! I also want to be more intentional in my marriage and less focused on myself and my needs, I guess that's my goal this year.

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  11. I don't have a resolution this year.

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  12. I always set new years resolutions, don't always complete them but still set them. some of my goals are to workout 5 times a week, live by the budget i set up, save a certain amount, and read everyday from the scriptures (i'm lazy on the weekends, this year i'll be better.)

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  13. I haven't decided yet, but it will probably be getting back into His word more often.

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  14. You're a great mom Bri :-)

    My husband and I are going to start consistently doing family devotions this new year.

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  15. Mine is close to yours in many ways. I want to more patient and peaceful with my own children and the ones I babysit. But I also want to focus more on trusting the Lord instead of trying to figure things out on my own (especially finances). Have a great new year!

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  16. I hope to save more money be more thrifty! No Splurges!

    Happy New Year!

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  17. What a lovely resolution.
    I am resolving to reach out more, to friends and family.

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  18. I, like you, usually fail with my resolutions, but this year I am hoping to pull through and accomplish my goals. The biggest one on my list is to NOT have a baby in 2010! Joshua and Madelynn are 20months apart and though I love how close they are I will not be doing it again anytime soon :D. I also want to pay off 4 credit cards, save money for a van and a home, and remain caught up on my scrapbooking (within a month). I pray that the Lord also gives me peace to calm down, relax and enjoy the little things. Remind me that it is ok if my house is not clean, so what if the bed isn't made...its important that I spend time with my kids.

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  19. My resolution this year is to take more pictures of myself and my family. I am a photographer, and I take pictures constantly- but of everybody else. I went through my personal photos recently, and there were barely any at all- and virtually none of myself. I am trying to remember that even though it feels like "nothing is happening" in my life, and nothing is moving forward, that truly, this interim period IS a part of my life, and deserves to be memorialized like any other milestone.

    I'm going to take more pictures. :)

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  20. My resolution for 2010 is to be more mindful.

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  21. My resolution is to make decisions keeping consequences in mind. Appropriately evaluating who and what my decisions will affect. Also, balancing God, family, work, and school appropriately!

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  22. I am going to make better choices in my life concerning food, exercise, and listening to God. The last one should be the first one. Then everything else would fall into place. :)

    Lisa in VA

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  23. I am going to keep my floor clean enough to wear white socks!

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  24. My resolution this next year is "Fit by Forty" since I turn the big 4-0 in August. ;0)

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  25. I resolve to slow down in 2010. I am a fast forward kid of girl.

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  26. Peace... it was spoken over you that night about 7 years ago, wasn't it? And probably times between. It is a gift of yours, Bri, and I know God can pull you gently into its circle once again!
    My goal for the year is to see John as the man of my dreams- my knight 'in shining armour'. Hee hee.:-)

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  27. This year my only resolution is to be closer to God.

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  28. My new years resolution is to take more time for myself and not to fret about what has not happened yet...

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  29. My new years resolution is to take more time out of my day for myself. I am always doing this and that for everyone else that by the end of the day I am so worn out that I just dont take the time for me... adding to that I am going to wait on God for the right timing to concieve a baby.

    <3 Cassie from FDL,Wi

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