Your Year Write Here

So you’ve stumbled out of bed and made your coffee and rubbed the little crunchies out of the corners of your eyes. You sit down in front of the computer or notebook and there it is… 2013. All of it. A blank slate. Waiting to be filled in. Do you:

grab a pen
grab some paper
is that enough?
no, more paper
it’s a whole year
that’s a long time
does this poem have to rhyme?
nah

okay, more coffee
the cup’s already low
I’ve only started
this is going too slow
okay, focus

well, there’s your bucket
you know, the list
what’s still there?
what have you missed?
do you climb that mountain?
do you sail that sea?
if you’re still in school
will you settle for a B?
no, an A this time!

then there’s your work
is it your life?
besides paying for stuff
is it mainly strife?
what is in you
that God has planted there
the gift that is you
you’re intended to share?
it could be spectacular!

the lights are blinking on and off
planning uses up watts!
i need more coffee
more coffee, Jacques!
right… i don’t have a butler
got it
sip

okay, what about service?
is it all about you?
God can use your hands and feet
and your noggin too
He can use your muscles
even if they’re small
He can use your height
even if you’re not tall
for someone else
now that’s exciting!

now we’re cooking with gas
now we’re inspired
now we’ve figured out
how we are wired
’13 won’t be easy
sure, ’12 wasn’t either
but you can get started
after a breather
and maybe one, more, cup.

it takes a whole village
to make a village run
it takes hard work
to have the best fun
it takes many hands
to fashion a church
to open a bakery
what rhymes with church?
teamwork!

well, you’ve got your orders
Mr. Mrs.or Ms.
you’ve got your plans
you’ve got your list
you can always develop
and stretch and adjust
all planners surely
know this much
you can do it
that i know
with God, all things are possible
now
on with the show!

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