Welcome to Nilo Burke Photography. My name is Nilo, and I am pleased to welcome you to my site. Please stay a little while longer and take a look around. I would love to learn about you and your upcoming special event so that I can understand your vision and, hopefully, capture it for you.
I wish you a Happy New Year! It’s February 16th, but I feel like 2019 just began for me. Every year Christmas is such a big deal in my family that it takes me a long time to even begin to prepare for the New Year. By prepare, I mean to mentally prepare myself for the change in calendar and really thinking hard about my goals for new year.
I used to set new year’s resolutions with a long list of things to do (get organized, remember everyone’s birthdays, BUY everyone in my life a birthday present, call my godmother on mother’s day, etc.,) and things to avoid (sugar, carbs, salt, rice, bread, butter, haha, etc.,). All these were well intentions, but I never followed through with them. And then I learned from Lara Casey about the art of setting a goal. I took one important piece of advice from her: pray about and select a Word of the Year.
Last year my Word of the Year was LISTEN. And boy did I Listen! I felt the presence of God dominating every area of my life as I taught myself how to LISTEN. I listened to Him, to my family, my body, my heart, my dreams, my fears (that’s a different blog for a different time!) and my daughter! I listened to her! My 2-year-old had a lot to teach me and I am so glad I stopped to listen.
This year, my Word of the Year is CONSISTENT. I am praying to be consistent in all areas of my life. I know that I will need Grace along the way. There will be times when I am not consistent. I will be afraid sometimes. Maybe I will be forgetful on some occasions. It’s is okay to grow slowly, another lesson from Lara Casey.
I am praying for a healthy and growth-filled 2019 for me, my family, and my friends. I am praying the same for you and your loved ones. Join me in making 2019 a year of CONSISTENCY. Let’s be consistently kind. The tasks that are before us, let’s show up consistently to complete them. Our bodies and minds are a blessing to us, so let’s be good to them. Let’s do good and avoid evil (as our former priest Father Scalia used to say at the end of each Mass).
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