I feel dumbfounded by the fact that it has already been one year since I took a leap of faith and launched Merriment. What an adventure it has been! In all honesty, I created Merriment more out of a sense of desperation than a genuine act of faith. During my all-time low, I started this blog as a way to come up for air from my hopelessness and find the positive amidst my disorienting circumstances.
From my renewed perspective, it all sounds so melodramatic and overblown, but truthfully, I never would have found contentment with my “imperfect, not-part-of-my-plan” present if I hadn’t launched this blog and most importantly, relied upon my Father's guidance.
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Merriment serves as a daily reminder to honor the celebrations in life (a loving sister’s wedding, a romantic trip with one’s husband, and the well-spent life of a family pet) and appreciate the simplicities of life (a well-organized closet, a party with friends, and a home that inspires you to live graciously). My birthday wish for Merriment is that you will find even just one kernel of truth and hope beneath its seemingly frilly content. Embrace the substance in the small things and celebrate where you are in life at this moment, even if you know that you want a change in the future.