Happy New Year!!! Did you celebrate with the ones you love? I did! Harrison and I were by ourselves. We watched the fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip 12 miles away from the comfort of the hood of the car with a blanket. We also toasted the New Year with sparkling grape juice in champagne glasses that I inherited from my Great Grandmother.
Well, I was up until about 1:30 in the morning trying to narrow my word choice down for the year. It was kind of tough. There were a couple that were running through my mind hat I just could not get out of my head, but I knew it could only be one.
**For those friends and family members who do not know about my ONE LITTLE WORD, let me explain. Most of us make a resolution or two at the beginning of the new year. Well, I gave that up several years ago. I never keep any of them. Most of them are unrealistic or just made hastily anyway. I decided (with the help of my very dear friend Jane) years ago that the better thing to do would be to have ONE LITTLE WORD. A single word that will be your "anthem" for the year. A word that will guide you for the entire year. A positive word. A word that encompasses all areas of your life. It has proved to be a much better goal making tool. I have been able to use my word throughout the year and it has always "been there for me". Take a look at some of my past words HERE and HERE and HERE.
Well, I thought and pondered, and prayed, and thought some more about my word. And again I went to my good friend the Thesaurus. He is a good friend. Always helping me with "words". Well, here it is folks! Without anymore waiting.....
TRUST. Trust is the word. I am really excited about it. I am excited for all that this means. All that this will be for me. I need to learn to trust a lot of things more. I need to trust our Heavenly Father more. I am not very patient. I need to trust that He knows what is best and doesn't always give me what I want. I need to learn to trust those that I love a little more. I think that I... OK I know that I come off as "knowing more" than them a lot. And I know that sometimes I really do think that. That is not always correct. I need to learn to trust others. Trust their knowledge and their intellect. I also need to learn to trust myself. I am always second guessing myself. I am smart! I am good! I am enough! Most of the time, when I second guess myself, I get things wrong. I mess things up. I need to learn to trust myself. Trust that what I think and know are correct and good!
Welcome 2014. I am glad to meet you. Let's be great friends. Let's have a happy life together!
Now, friends and family: if you are also taking this challenge, let me know what your word is... what will your ONE LITTLE WORD be? I love hearing about what others are doing and what they are learning.