February 18th – First Days of Beauty….

For the past few, I have begun each year by choosing one ideal to focus on. In previous years I have chosen the likes of peace and happiness. In 2021, I chose to focus on beauty as I discussed in this post from last January.

https://seclusion101withannemarie.com/2021/01/20/first-days-of-beauty/

This year, I have not committed myself to one particular ideal. I have been struggling with so many areas of my life – and life in general. It has been taking all of my mental, emotional, and physical strength to just keep searching for a little flicker of light at the end of this long dark tunnel I am in.

This morning I realized what I have been focussing on in 2022. I have been focussing on FAITH.

I have been searching for the light at the end of the tunnel – not because I want it to be there, or because I hope that it will there, but because I know that it is there. I have faith that it is there.

I am not angry. I am not depressed. I am not frustrated. I am just taking one day at a time, one step at a time, towards a light that I know is there.

Faith is so important! It is a great ideal to focus on. There is an old saying ‘use it or lose it‘ . I think people are generally thinking along different lines when they say that 🙄, but it is a good saying when one is discussing faith. It is easy to lose one’s faith if one does not recognize and remember the value of it. We allow doubts to creep in. We give up and stop trying, and the doubts becomes self prophecizing. It is critical to stay focussed on faith, to keep feeding our faith, and to encourage others to have faith. So for 2022, FAITH is my focus.

Faith 2022

That is it for today. Take care and have a great year!

23 thoughts on “February 18th – First Days of Beauty….

  1. Beautiful post dear, Anne. One day or even one minute at a time sometimes is what it takes and we must do all we can to have faith and keep expecting to see the light. The rose and lily are beautiful.

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  2. This is a beautiful expression of faith. One of my favorite sayings (and I do not know the source) is “Faith is walking to the end of all the light you have…and taking one more step.”

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