Sunday, January 2, 2011

One Word(s)

So I'm still pondering my One Word. I've heard more great ones from friends including Mindful and Balance (see comments below). I like both of these words. They both would motivate me to make changes that I have been wanting to make in my life, but as one friend commented I want to be more original and not just use someone else's word.

Word choices keep running through my mind.

Change: There is so much of it coming in my life this year. I should just embrace it.

New, Beginnings: So many happening. I need to reach for them and celebrate them.

Blessings: All of these new beginnings and changes are really blessings in my life. I have so many blessings in my life, but I don't always remember that.

Strength: I am often asking God to give me strength. I know I will need extra strength this year as life leaves the path of the known and the comfortable. I'm not one who loves change, or even likes it for that matter, so strength will be needed. I often ask for the strength to be a good mother.

Change: This word comes up again, but this time I was thinking more in terms of changing current ways I do things, approach things. I want to change the way I parent and be a more positive parent. I want to change my lifestyle and be a healthier person.

Health: More exercise. More vegetables and fruit. Healthier lifestyle. Typical New Year's resolution type stuff.

Grow: Similar to change, but more positive. I want to grow in my friendships. Grow in my skills as a parent. Grow to be a healthier person. Even grow in my knitting skills.

Create: A word I love. Similar to grow, but even more proactive. I like this one. I will be creating a new home this year. Creating new friendships. Creating a stronger bond with my children. Creating stronger children. Creating a healthier lifestyle. Creating a better me. Creating a ton of fun handknits. Hee hee. Out of challenges, I need to create opportunities. I like create. It puts the power into my hands versus giving the power to something outside of my control. I like that. Hmm... This might be my word. Will ponder further and let you know.

I really want my word to drive me this year. To motivate me to reach my goals. I want to end this year a better person.

Create. I think that's my One Word. What do you think?

Now I have to decide if I can resist ordering my One Word necklace.

5 comments:

sophanne said...

That is a great word- but instead of ordering a one word necklace, wouldn't it make more sense if you CREATED one!?!!? : )

sophanne said...

That is a great word- but instead of ordering a one word necklace, wouldn't it make more sense if you CREATED one!?!!? : )

sophanne said...

oops-
posted twice...

Lydee said...

i love "create". you create so many beautiful things; i think it's fitting for you.

Audra said...

Great choice. Your explanation was beautiful.