After snapping 366 photographs, stepping to have a little more grace each day and striving to reach out to others, 2016 has drawn to a close. There are so many things to be thankful for! In this short round up we’ll review 2016 with a happy heart!
2016 has been a year of Grace, Cherish, Go. Through grace, I’ve been learning to appreciate the small things in life, originally reduce exam stress (big tick for this one!) and discover ways to apply grace to everyday life: having an attitude of gratitude, which personally led to me going vegetarian; dedicating more time to ourselves; practising hospitality and having patience.
2016 has encouraged us to cherish daily memories – those of you who joined me in taking a photograph every day to mark a visual memory, have now collected a beautiful album to look back on! As I flick through my own, I’m constantly reminded of days’ events, personal challenges and the 366+ things I have to be thankful for!
Finally as part of our Go mission, we made an effort to love one another a little more actively. Not only have we been successful in promoting encouragement and taking time to reflect through this site, but as we’ve progressed through 2016, Distinctivemode’s presence and influence has also actively grown. I personally have been invited to share my testimony at various events such as The Insight Event, allowing others to hear of God’s love and see how God is working through this small community! Comissions have come in, the prayer forms have been used and questions have been challenged! Our initial aim of “Go” has accelerated into such an adventure – I have full assurance that this will continue into 2017!
Most of all, I’m thankful for the support and encouragement of all my readers – you keep this community alive! This year of Grace Cherish Go has taken a great deal of commitment and perseverance. There have been times when I’ve questioned whether this project was really reaping benefits, or whether anybody was really listening! But people continued to support Distinctivemode, giving me the spirit to keep on writing! God had a purpose for 2016 and he has fulfilled it in his strength! Thank you for reading and helping to make 2016 so successful!
2016 has been marvellous! Come back on 1st January to see where we are heading next year!