Every year, Ali Edwards encourages her readers to select a word to be their mantra for the year. Here is what she has to say:
Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2009?
It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother’s word or your spouse’s word or your child’s word – this is YOUR word.
One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here’s one thing that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren’t ready for it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities.
I have been thinking about my word a lot and have landed on intentional.
I want to be intentional in my relationship with God.
I want to be intentional with Matthew and Elias.
I want to be intentional with my family and friends.
I want to be intentional at work.
I want to be intentional with how I spend my time.
I want to be intentional with my spending.
I’m really excited about this. I have always liked the idea of selecting a word for the year, but this is the first year where I have really committed to one.
What is your one little word for 2009?
If you want to be inspired, check out all the words people have selected for this year.
Matthew has the stomach flu. Happy new year to us. Pray he doesn’t give it to Elias and me…