Ajoleblon...A Cajun Tale

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
This journal is a bunch of rants about nothing. Mostly lighthearted happenings in the life of a woman who is very simple and who wants for nothing but greatly appreciates whatever is given. You will find nothing profound here but hopefully something that will make you laugh and that's what I enjoy doing most. Being humorous. Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Bye Bye 2005

As the New Year approaches and resolutions draw near, I have to ask myself if I want to be at the same place this time next year. If not, then what do I need to do to propel myself into a new direction? New Year's is always a time of reflection for me. Looking back on the year and taking assessments of myself and what I have accomplished. Looking back one last time on the sadness and crying, but also looking at all the joys and laughing. Ringing in the new and leaving behind the old things that are no longer useful to the person I want to become.

I have thought about this and the one thing I know without a doubt is, I want to work on my feelings inside. I would like to feel my mind and my soul in sync with one another. I want to feel beautiful inside and at peace with myself. I want to see what others see when they delve within my depths. I want to appreciate what God created in me and spring forth a joy that glows to all that surround me. I want a spiritual cleansing of body, mind and soul.

I also want to see the good in all that come into my path and appreciate what God has created in every human being. I want to see the good within everyone even the ones who appear to have not one iota of saving grace within them. I want to show them the goodness that God placed in their soul.

In 2006, I do not want to be self-seeking and selfish. I want to give more of myself. I want to live 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient

Love is kind

It is not jealous

nor pompous

it is not inflated

it is not rude

it does not seek it's own interests

it is not quick tempered

it does not brood over injury

it does not rejoice over wrongdoing

but rejoices with the truth

It bears all things

believes all things

hopes all things

endure all things

Love never fails.

And while I'm living Corinthians,  I want to find somewhere on this earth Solomon's Song of Songs 3:1-5

All night long on my bed
I looked for the one my heart loves;
I looked for him but did not find him.

I will get up now and go about the city,
through its streets and squares;
I will search for the one my heart loves.
So I looked for him but did not find him.

The watchmen found me
as they made their rounds in the city.
"Have you seen the one my heart loves?"

Scarcely had I passed them
when I found the one my heart loves.
I held him and would not let him go
till I had brought him to my mother's house,
to the room of the one who conceived me.

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and by the does of the field:
Do not arouse or awaken love
until it so desires.

I wish everyone a Joyous and Happy New Year. May God reign down his blessings on you and your family. May you all see the beauty within yourself and smile for all the world to see that, indeed, you are good!



hadonfield78 said...

I really like that. It is definately a side of you I have never seen. You are a very deep soul. I love this new direction.

siennastarr said...

Very nice Sharlene!  You mirrored many of my sentiments for the New Year as well.  (Whats new? lol)

I wish you much happiness in the coming year.  I hope your heart finds all it desires, up to and including the man of your dreams! :)  I wish you good health, both for you and all your loved ones!!

God Bless you my friend..



garnett109 said...

Happy New Year!

stupidsheetguy said...

From what I've learned about you in the time I've read your Journal, I get the feeling that you are one of those people who really can accomplish anything you set your mind to. so there's no doubt in my mind that you will be right where you want to be this time next year. I'll be rooting for you, and enjoying you.

A Happy, successful New Year to you, my friend!


PS  so how'd the showerhead work out?

sangrialel said...

They read 1 Corinthians chapeter 13 at my wedding.  After the service my children gave me a plaque that says "and the greatest of these is love"  I have it hanging in my bedroom.  I hope that you get that spirtual cleansing of your body, mind and soul that you want!  Happy New Year!  Lelly

swibirun said...

This is a very thoughtful and reflective entry.  Made me think some about my own course (no...I am NOT going to break into singing "Come Sail Away").  I love that verse and have always thought it to be a great way to live your relationships.