It seems entirely fitting that I would be writing a new years post for the 10th day of the month... ;)
Even though I didn't write this post earlier, I have actually put a lot of thought into it. Each year I choose a word for the year (over doing a resolution). Some words in the past have been journey, to be, and last year was hope. I actually did think on my word all throughout the year. I heard a speaker say that to have hope you have to exercise the muscle. I feel like that is exactly what I did last year. There were times when I though, "hope was a dumb word. I have none." But then there were other times where I could see the "light at the end of the tunnel". In all situations, I did attempt to have hope and to put my hope in the right Source.
So when I thought about this year's word, I spent the last two months of the year throwing around ideas in my head. Some of those words were grace... gratitude... balance... and simplicity.
I was pretty set on simplicity... or to simplify. I've been slowly working towards this goal for a while now, but it all came to a head during the month of December. I need to simplify my life. Simplify the thing in my life.
But then as I showered on New Year's Day, and thought over what my ultimate goals were, I realized that simplify doesn't really cover all areas. After some contemplation I decided my word would be....
I need to be intentional with my time. I need to be intentional with my money. I need to be intentional with my belongings. I need to be intentional with my schedule. I need to be intentional with my mothering. I need to be intentional with my marriage. I need to be intentional with my friendships. I need to be intentional with my thoughts and attitude.
And by being intentional, I think I will inadvertently simplify. So that's what I'll be working on for 2017. What about you?