I know what you’re thinking. It must be one of those “one word” posts that goes along with pictures and scenes from the week, right? Well yes and no. There will be pictures and a few weekend snippets, but the “one word” is more of a theme.
You see, as the we approach Christmas (in 2 days) and New Years (in 9 days!!), it’s natural for us to talk resolutions, new challenges, good intentions, etc. But I have a confession, I am not a resolution maker. In fact I am not really goal setter either. I just want to focus on progress, in ALL areas of life.
Yesterday I read THIS DEVOTIONAL and boy did it hit me hard. Especially this quote.
“Lose the long list of resolutions — all your sweeping promises to change — and do something about one thing this year instead of nothing about everything.”
Um.. that sounds like a good plan.. no wait.. A GREAT PLAN, a GOD PLAN!
While I desire to progress in every are of my life, sometimes it’s just too much. Being the best I can be is often unrealistic. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great thought and intention, but yes, the reality is we might not progress as much as we want or as fast as we want.
So… this one word. I’m picking one for the year. Like this PLAN says!
The challenge is simple: lose the long list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick ONE WORD.
This process provides clarity by taking all your big plans for life change and narrowing them down into a single focus
MY WORD IS NURTURE.
I want to nurture well my trust in God and HIS plans for us.
I want to nurture well my relationship with my husband. Being his SHERPA wife, believing in HIS dreams for us, and nurturing the RESPECT I have for him.
I want to nurture well my day and my time, filling those minutes with simple things that bring not only myself JOY but that bring others JOY. And maybe even doing less, yes I said it.
I want to nurture well myself. Yes, moving forward with health and healing. Because the truth is, that is one area we cannot control unless we give up control.
As a woman, I feel quite as ease nurturing. It’s part of my womanly role, the nurturer. I think it’s about time I start embracing that role just a little more.
Think about your ONE WORD. Do you have one? I bet you do. What is it?
Merry Christmas! I’ll be back later in the week.