This Year I Want To Fall In Love

Yes. I want to fall in love.

But not with a man.

Instead…

With life.

With the world.

With the beauty of the things around me.

I want to fall madly and deeply in love with my sweet Jesus, day in and day out.

I want to fall in love with the crisp morning air and the sun shinning on the dewed grass.

I want to fall in love with the way the stars dance along the night skylines.

I want to fall in love with my sweet little apartment and my noisy neighbors.

I want to fall in love with the laughs of babies in grocery stores.

I want to fall in love with every place I visit.

And I want to fall in love with the challenges placed before me.¹

I want to fall in love with kindness and compassion.

I want to fall in love with writing and reading,

With teaching and learning.

I want to fall in love with the silence of 3am, while the rain beats against my window.

I want to fall in love with awkward conversations and hard questions.

I want to fall in love with the simplicity of Wednesday afternoons.

I want to fall in love with my flaws and my weaknesses.

I want to fall in love with myself as I dance around my room on a Monday morning.

I want to fall in love with diversity and my community.

I want to fall in love with cute coffee shops and dainty boutiques.

I want to be so full of love, that others want to fall in love with life too.²

I want everything I do, to be done in love.³

So this year I want to fall in love with the ordinary.

And yes, I already enjoy most of these things, but I want to experience the overwhelming freedom and joy of falling in love with them in new ways, every single time I experience them.

Friends, I encourage you to reflect on your love for the world, your community, the simplicity of your life. And I challenge you, as I’ve challenged myself…

To allow yourself to fall in love all over again.


¹ Romans 5:3a 
² 1 Thessalonians 3:12 
³ 1 Corinthians 16:14

 

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