Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My Word for 2007

There was an article in AEzine which I found out about from my sister, through here. It talks about choosing one word to focus on for the year. Instead of making tons of resolutions that you end up not meeting and that makes you feel like a failure. Well, maybe not a total failure but it at least bums you out a little bit. This idea really struck a chord with me. I think I hit one of my 6 resolutions in 2006, and it didn't make me feel great. Some ladies that have read the link I shared made journals, scrapbook pages and much more to help them remember the word they chose and try and use it through out the year (you can look through the comments and find some links). I want to share a quote from Ali Edwards about the impact of a single word:
"A single Word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow...one little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities."
So, that being said, I've chosen the word COMMIT as my word for 2007. I've chosen the word for two main reasons. Not only do I falter in the things I've set out to be better at or about (being a happy housewife, watching my temper, paying on bills, reading my Bible) but also in my decision making. There are so many things that I am wish washy about (more kids, working) and I've let myself be wishy washy for far too long. I want to figure out these things with Mr.W and then stick to our decisions. I want to COMMIT to them. So, that is my word...I will make something to help me remember this word and hopefully stick to it through out the year. I will COMMIT to the word COMMIT. Hee Hee! What word would you choose for this upcoming year?

3 comments:

Erna/Erin said...

I love this idea. I should come up with a word for myself...

Thanks for the thought.

Erin

EmilyJane said...

That's a big, challenging word. I need to think of mine. Thanks for passing on the idea.

momofallboys said...

HEY you stole my word. hehe just kidding. I still think that is totally funny that we choose the same word. Miss ya.