I love picking a word for the year, I have been doing it for the last 4 years, it is a great way for me to really focus on what I want to accomplish in the year ahead. But, for some reason I really struggled to pick just one word for 2013.
I thought about the word Balance, because heaven knows I need to find some balance in this life of mine, but that just didn't seem to fit all the resolutions I had in mind for the year.
I also thought about Power, because I just love all the strength in that one little word. Plus, I like the idea of having the power to change my circumstances, to make things better, but it still didn't completely fit.
The more I thought about it, the more a phrase kept repeating in my head, which was a problem because I wasn't picking a phrase, I was trying to pick one little word.
But it just wouldn't go away and I figured, it is my word for the year and I will use a phrase if I want to.
So here it is, my One little
There is so much going on in the world around and sometimes the bad seems to outweigh the good. Lately all the bad news and tragedy has made me feel overwhelmed and helpless. I realized one day that I can't change the world around me, the bad will always be there, but I can Be The Good in my little corner of the world, my home, and the internet.
The last few years have been hard, we have had a lot of trials, and I have not handled them in the most graceful manner. 2013 I am determined to change my attitude about our circumstances (which is also why I thought of the word Power), and to set a good example for my kids of how to handle adversity.
I will Be The Good in our home, I will provide a warm comforting environment for my children and anyone else that comes to our home. It may not be my dream home (hopefully that will come in 2013), but it is our home and I can bring out the good in it.
I also want to Be The Good in other's lives, I hope to find more ways to serve those around me, and get my children involved in helping others. We have been working on serving our family, and I see it expanding to those outside of our home, but I feel like we should be doing more.
I am excited to start a new year, I am excited for the possibilities that are ahead of us, I am excited to Be The Good in the lives of those around us.
I will have all my resolutions to offer the internets tomorrow, because once they are vocalized you have a greater chance of keeping them. I am counting on you blog to keep me accountable. That and my new approach this year thanks to Gretchen Rubin.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year, I hope your 2013 is amazing!!