Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy Hogmanay


Are you sitting there, wondering what this word is? I would have until today. I signed up for a new word each day on Doctor Dictionary. Great way for a writer to build vocabulary. And today's word was...

Hogmanay \hog-muh-NAY; HOG-muh-nay\, noun: The name, in Scotland, for New Year's Eve, on which children go about singing and asking for gifts; also, a gift, cake, or treat given on New Year's Eve.

Pretty cool, I thought. Yeah, that's good blog material. So what's the point? Let's explore that, shall we?

Let me show you my train of thought here. In my mind, I'm thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2006. Everyone's posting their goals, and I'm doing everything I can to avoid it. Why?

Now here is what my heart is saying.

In 2006, I want to love more, pray more, worship God more, play more, relax more, celebrate more, enjoy my family more, serve more, learn more, read more, go for walks more, write more, BE MORE...

These aren't goals. They're desires, but from them goals will form. Stay tuned for those on New Years Day. One has me shaking in my writing chair.

But here's an idea that hit me at 3 am. I can't do this life alone, and neither can you. According to God, we dont have to. We're His children, his tools.

I got an idea. Want to hear it? Here goes.

It's Hogmanay. Knock on my door and ask for a gift. Tell me a need. A physical one. If I can fill it, I will. There is a fee though. You have to do it for someone else.

Let's see what happens with this. If you see a comment for a need you can fill, leave a comment saying so. I'm serious here. No jokes. I'll start with one. That person will do one. Let's see how many lives we can touch.

There's the comment button. Are you going to click it?

9 comments:

:-)Ronie said...

WOW. This will be amazing to watch and be a part of.

Heather Diane Tipton said...

ooooh cool post. uh, I'll have to think on that one. but I agree about with all your desires... that's what I'm thinking of instead of goals...

Robin Caroll said...

Oh, D girl, this is going to be amazing. My hubby and I have started a habit, which we hope to instill in our children, of practicing random acts of kindness. Paying a stranger's bill at a restaurant, letting a hagged mother with 3 kids in tow cut in line at the grocery store, buying a flower and handing it to a person in the parking lot who looks like they could use a little boost. I'm going to get little business cards printed with my favorite scripture and start putting those with those acts. No names on there, just the Scripture.

I have a feeling 2006 is going to be an awesome year for us all. I'm so blessed by your friendship, girl.

Camy Tang said...

HA! I have the word of the day too, and I knew what your blog title meant!

It'll be a good year if we all pray for one another!

Camy

Heather Diane Tipton said...

Praying for a very blessed and prosperous 2006 for you and your family! I've been so blessed by your friendship this year!

Paula said...

Great post. I have a need: Prayer!

Ane Mulligan said...

I'll play! I'd love to be used to help someone. I adore networking people together - huge blessing, and I love to be blessed. Right now my only need is prayer for favor with an agent (I have 3 looking over my work and one publisher considering the full ms.) I love this idea, Dineen. Good for you!

Dineen A. Miller said...

You guys are great! Spread the word around. Maybe we'll start something wonderful. I'm leaving this in God's hands. Praying for all of you!

Rachel Hauck said...

Dineen, you are singing my song for 2006. Only I stopped at pray more, hang out wtih God more. Well, and write more. :)

I love the dictionary post! I learned about that Scottish holiday when research that country for a Christmas story. Hum... I found out they didn't celebrate Christmas in a significant fashion for 400 years.

Stuff we take for granted, eh!

Rachel