I got this from Ali Edward's blog last year and I wanted to do it again this year. It really helped me to have a word that I could think about all year rather than making a list of resolutions that would probably be broken before the end of January. Here is my word and post from last year.
Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2010?
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.
This year my word is: TRUE
I always like to look up the actual definition of words and when I looked up the word TRUE, I knew that it was the exact word I needed. Here is a link to the definition, but here's what I want to focus on.
1 a : steadfast, loyal b : honest, just c archaic : truthful
2 a (1) : being in accordance with the actual state of affairs
3 a : properly so called
4 : legitimate, rightful
5 a : that is fitted or formed or that functions accurately b : conformable to a standard or pattern : accurate
This year, I have a desire to be TRUE. I've always believed in "keepin' it real" and if you are a regular reader, you know that this is a motto that I often state. However, I have to be honest and say that it is easier for me to say, than to always do. You see, there are some areas in my life where it's been easy, natural for me to keep it real...to be TRUE. But there are some areas that are holding me back. I can not de-clutter, simplify, improve, focus...any of those things unless I can be TRUE to myself and what I believe.
It is my goal to be TRUE in my emotional, physical, spiritual and mental state of being.
No more masks. No more trying to be "perfect". I want to see things as they are and then either accept them or improve them, but all the while embracing them - being TRUE.
I have so much to expound on this...but I just wanted to introduce you all to my word for 2010. I am looking forward to really knowing myself and what God has for me and my loved ones this year. Be TRUE.