Monday, January 4, 2016

Grateful Heart || Reflecting on 2015

I know everyone has been saying this, BUT...I really can't believe it's 2016! My Gramma was right, the older I get, the faster time flies by.  How does that even happen?!? I've been doing a lot of reflecting these last few weeks....remembering, looking through all my photos of the last year, reading blog posts (even though they were few) of all the things we went through in 2015.  And I just keep seeing a common thread...God is so good.  Cliche', right? Maybe.  But it's so true.  I see His goodness throughout 2015.  Even in the hard times.  Especially in the hard times.  He really showed up, bigger and greater than we could've ever asked or imagined.  

2015 was the year of GIVING for me.  I learned so much through my journey of learning how to be a better giver.  The Lord has given me a new word for 2016.  I'll be sharing about it tomorrow.  ;)  I love spending time at the end of each year reflecting, and asking God for a new word to live by for the new upcoming year.  Doing this gives me a focus, helps me to set some goals and gives me a vision for the year.  The word usually has something to do with an area of weakness for me, so it definitely stretches and grows me.  I love that.

I'm really looking forward to all the things of 2016.  I'm so incredibly grateful for 2015...it was an amazing adventure.  But I'm ready for more...bring it 2016!

A Grateful Heart with Ember Grey

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Happy New Year! Looking forward to continuing in sharing Emily's Grateful Heart Monday's with you.

Emily @ Ember Grey. said...

I am SO thankful for the friendship and love you gave me in 2015, Amy! XO


(PS- I love the font on your watermark) :)

Audrey Louise said...

I love your joyous start to the week (and the year)! I can't wait to read what your word is for 2016! I'm so glad your 2015 wrapped up so positively!!

Southern Komfort Blog said...

I still can't believe we're in the beginning stages of 2016. Time flies! Can't wait to see what your word will be for 2016!

Alyssa Guttendorf said...

I agree! Bring it on B)

Amy @ Set Free said...

I don't know if I've ever been this excited for a new year before. :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

Isn't it crazy!! I am so excited for this year....I feel like God is up to some amazing things.

Amy @ Set Free said...

Ah, thank you!! Being more joyful is one of my goals for 2016!!

Amy @ Set Free said...

ME TOOOOOOOO!! Definitely a HUGE highlight of my year last year!!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Thank you Michelle!! Isn't this the best link up?? It's definitely one of my faves!!

Autumn | Stay gold Autumn said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful year full of service to others! I feel this is a gift my husband has and he is constantly working to serve us as a family better and something I am learning how to do better from his example.

I am hosting a gratitude link up here and this would be a great post to add if you are interested! :)

Amy @ Set Free said...

I love that you pointed out a strength of your husband! So sweet!