And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. (Rom. 8:28 NKJV)
Happy New Year! (Can I still say that? Ha!) What has been your favorite – or most memorable – experience from the holiday season so far?
The last few weeks I’ve been on holiday from work and made it a point to enjoy every little bit of my break with family and friends. They are my greatest treasures! From having an early Christmas dinner with my sister-friends to ice skating with little cousins to taking my little sister to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC… Ginger bread houses, Christmas Eve sleep overs at my parent’s house, then ending 2019 hosting a New Year’s Day brunch at my house – whew it has been one busy but satisfying holiday season and my heart is so full!
2019 was good to me. 2019 was hard for me. Most importantly, 2019 was everything I needed it to be. I have truly learned the importance of taking the good with the bad. God writes a beautiful story. He writes the beginning, the middle, and the end. He works everything together – custom making and orchestrating everything for good.
2019 brought me so many amazing opportunities to advocate on behalf of #LupusWarriors across the country. I was honored to work as an Ambassador with the Lupus Foundation of America on several projects throughout the year. Those experiences taught me about the importance of the impact we are called to make. They are not always huge and grand – our involvement can be subtle and honest and transparent in our own way. Whatever part we decide to play, God can and will use our journey and experiences to encourage and inspire movement and action all around us. Collectively, this is how I believe we make the biggest impact. Every little thing we go through, will certainly be added to the purpose and plan of God. This is what I have learned… Nothing is wasted.
Wishing you all the best year yet!
p.s. I am completely in love with this color block wrap scarf! We’ve been having a pretty “warm” winter here in D.C. so this has been my fave accessory. Check it out here to grab one for yourself then let me know which color you choose!
All my love, Syd