Thursday, January 1, 2015

One family, Three words

     Last year, we had balance as our family word.  It was a good word for the three of us, although we all had slightly different thoughts behind the word.  My balance was out of whack for the latter part of the year, for several reasons.  Keeping balance will hopefully stay part of our family for 2015.  This year, we each have our own word.  We never really talked about a family word, we each had a different word speak to us this year.

  1. finish making or doing.

     Delainey's word is "complete".  I asked her what she means by complete she told me that she is going to finish what she starts this year.  I will be interested in watching this unfold in her year (maybe it will start with cleaning her room).

an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.

     Jim's word is "passion".  He says that it is "more passion for my family, faith, and life."  I think that Jim has plenty of passion for those things already, but words are personal, so I know that he has his reasons.  I will be eagerly watching Jim's word work through the year as well.

  1. make (something) simpler or easier to do or understand.

     My word is simplify.  I tend to get caught up in things and become overwhelmed.  I want to focus on the simple things in life over the next year.  I want to take time to enjoy things that have gotten away from me in 2014... hiking, meal planning, cooking from scratch, relaxing with my family.  I want to make life easier for myself and my family.  I have some plans for how I am going to do this, but I don't want to get caught up in the planning and make simplifying my life more difficult.

     A new year is full of promise...adventures to come, dreams to come true, and life to live.  I am looking forward to 2015!  Happy New Year!