So, if you hang around the blogosphere like I do, you’ll notice the wave of people posting about their OLW – “one little word.” This a word that sums up their theme for their life in the upcoming year. I’ve seen this going on for several years and always thought I should do it, but it wasn’t until this year that I actually knew the word I wanted to use.
I almost did not post this because, well, “surrender” has such negative connotations. To give up. To lose. To end.
But, you see, surrendering can also be positive. To quit fighting. To quit fighting against. To recognize a higher power.
I realize that so much of my life has been fighting against things. Fighting against the life God clearly would like me to live. Fighting against “rules” others have put down, good or bad. Fighting against a healthy life because, well, “it’s just not fair.”
So, this year, I’m surrendering. I’m surrendering to grace. I’m surrendering to the healthy life. I’m surrendering to peace and happiness.