For the past several years, rather than write out a long list of resolutions that I know I most likely will not keep, I have chosen one word that I feel encompasses what I would like to accomplish or see in my life.
For 2011, I chose the word Simplify. And, we did. Quite a bit. We rid our home of unnecessary objects, things that took up space, that we no longer used, loved or felt had a place in our current lives. And, we continue to weed out every so often so that things don't get out of hand. And, truth be told...it feels REALLY good to give things that we are no longer in need of or using to charity. Knowing someone else is maybe able to receive the things they NEED, but could not afford to go out and buy. (even if that someone is my child, the recent college graduate)
2012, I chose the word Quality. This came after a year of simplifying. We decided to chose quality over quantity, rather than several cheaper sweaters, in several different colors, all of which would shrink after a couple washings and sit in a drawer...buy 1 or 2 quality ones that would get worn repeatedly. Our time with our girls is limited now that they are older, one on her own and working now and the other in college. Making the time we spend together with them quality time, regardless of whether it is a text, 10 minute phone call, or a visit home.
This year's word...
Live life on purpose, with a meaning. I recently studied the book "A Life God Rewards", something that stuck with me that was discussed amongst our group and in the series was, Living for the Line NOT the Dot! That visual has stuck with me. So many times we are caught up in the here and now and forget about the future, our eternal future. So I am choosing this year to be more intentional, more deliberate.
Blessings to each of you in 2013!!