Make any New Year’s Resolutions? How many do you think you will keep? Really I am not trying to make you feel guilty or feel like a failure. Let’s face it – we may have a desire to make changes, but actually seeing results, especially for busy moms, can be a bit of a challenge. I can often find myself faltering and struggling to focus in the midst of ever-increasing demands. I need direction.
A few years ago I heard about a different way of planning for the new year. Choose one word for a theme for your year. Think about an area that you want to be your focus. Hope. Charity. Perseverance. Faith. Diligence. If picking one word seems too narrow, simply pick a specific verse or quote. Rather than piling on a long to-do list of expectations, by choosing to focus on one area, we can see growth.
Another Nebraska mom has taken her love for “one word” to a whole new level. Kashoan Ward of “Krafty Kash” uses her love of vintage jewelry to help women make their personalized visions come to life in a whole new way. If you are also interested in commemorating your one word or even a verse through a necklace or a bracelet, please visit the site below to place an order AND to get a discount.
If you click directly on the link above to place your order, you will be benefitting the work of Good Life Moms. (Note: to keep my life simpler, I just am using the link for my personal blog, but I promise that any credit will go back to GLM – thanks!)
I can’t wait to get my necklace in the mail and to be to able to “wear” my mission for the year will keep me focused. While I plan on writing about my word of the year on my own blog once the necklace arrives, I will be sure to put a link up on the Good Life Moms Facebook page
Want to read some further posts from other moms who have chosen “one word” to guide their year, including mine from last year? Please click on the links.
In researching this, I discovered that there is a book written on this very subject and a website devoted to this concept. I obviously have not previewed the whole site, but what I observed so far is definitely inspiring.