As I look tenderly back on the month of February, the word I chose to befriend and companion me remains with me and hopefully will continue to teach me in the month of March. I would like to always be open to the possibility of being taught. SIMPLICITY! In praying with the concept of simplicity I am reminded of how clutter depresses me. Even so, it is easy for me to surround myself with too much: too much stuff, too many words, too many opinions, too many books, and on and on and on, I love space. One of the most memorable dreams I have ever had was that of being invited into a room where I thought I would find everything I longed for, only to discover that it was a totally empty room. I knelt down in the middle of the room and wept for joy. It was as though I had come home. Perhaps that dream was calling me to simplicity.
A favorite memory of February is the one red rose I received on Valentine Day. I spent part of my personal prayer-time simply gazing at the ONE rose. I would rather have just one flower than a whole bouquet. One you can learn to love and cherish, one stands out, one seems such a good companion and is so easy to BEHOLD. How could I have even found my one ROSE if it had been mixed in with a dozen?
Tomorrow we begin another month and I will choose a new word. I'll share it with you when I'm ready.
May this new month help you to believe the truth about yourself no matter how beautiful it is!