Happy New Year everyone! For our household, it truly is a happy new year now for us since Del is home from the hospital after a week-long stay in the hospital. While I was in the hospital it definitely gave me a bunch of time to reflect and think. One of the things I love doing since I started blogging is picking out one word to focus on throughout the year. I have decided that my word for the year of 2015 is “smarter.”
So many things come to my mind when it comes to functioning smarter throughout 2015 and beyond. I choose “smarter” as my one word for 2015 because it truly encompasses many parts of my life that I want to fix or organize better if you will. This past year has been a rough one for us. We’ve endured many ups and down periods all throughout the year. Some of them I’ve broadcasted on the blog, but there are still many that I haven’t stressed out loud.
In 2015, I want my relationships to be handled in a smarter fashion. My relationship with God is going to grow and fester to the point that I have a walking and breathing relationship with him. I want my husband and kids to know they are cherished and loved by my actions first. I want my friends to know how much they matter to me and their struggles. I definitely want you, the readers, to know that your visits mean something. I want to give you something for being my guest.
It’s not like I can hand you a cup of coffee or a physical shoulder to lean on. However, I want my words to make a positive impact in your life. Words can only carry so much weight and when the actions are not put into place to show the true meaning behind them. They then become empty and meaningless. The last thing I want is my blog to just be an empty and meaningless place for you to stop by. In relationships, we give and we take. I take time from your day to share parts of my life with you in hopes that you will learn or gain some type of benefit from being here. I have always wanted my experiences in life to save you heartache in pain.
In essence, I wanted you to live your life “smarter” than I did mine. I want you to learn from my mistakes. I wanted you to know that you’re not alone in your struggles with overcoming abuse, dealing with a marriage that is less than stellar, struggling to figure out this whole parenting life of the young kids and pre-teens, and so many other things. Yet, I’ve chased the almighty dollar because I let fear win. I let doubt set in. I didn’t trust God completely.
In 2015, I’m working smarter, not harder. I’m letting God have the wheel so to speak. I’m making slower decisions and being more diligent with my actions.
What is your one word for 2015?