As we enter the New Year, many will be making goals, resolutions, and dreaming big dreams. I want to simply this year with my “New Year’s Resolution.” I am going to chose ONE WORD to focus my heart. A word to move me forward. A word to help me remember the past. A word to direct me. To keep me on track for my dreams for 2016. A word God can use to draw me closer to Him. I wrote about my word here. And here.
Today Christina shares her One Little Word for 2016.
This is the most important. I cannot do this alone.
I have lists miles long of things to do. With Baby coming in less than three months and my abilities becoming more limited each day, I realized that I cannot do everything and I needed to reel my expectations in a bit.
– Doing only 1-2 things each day
Letting goand wisdom to know the difference.I also need to narrow my focus on what the priorities in my life are these days. A good friend told me, “You’re a mom, you do not have time for perfect.” She is right. Some things have to go.
I can live with the color of our guest room, that there are still unpacked boxes in the closet, and the Christmas decorations staying up all winter, but I cannot live with the state of the pantry, the counter covered in dishes, and not having clean clothes. If I had to narrow it down even further…dishes would get done first.Thank you, Elsa for providing a catchy anthem for this resolution.
– Discerning priorities
– Discerning the things in our home that must be done to create a peaceful environment
Enjoying one moment at a time.
Small things = little output = less value as a person
This is a mentality that we have to fight tooth and nail! Working on the areas above are great weapons for it. Clinging to the truth that we are valuable and worthy and that the small, ordinary things are indeed the greatest, however, is going to be a battle each minute of the day.
– Offering God my day as a prayer
– “Do[ing] small things with great love.” ~ Mother Teresa
I am looking forward to 2016 and all it has to offer. I hope your year is full of joy and serenity and that you can join me in quoting Dorothy, “There’s no place like home.”
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