{Order} One little word

We know that the usual tradition when a new year comes along is to make a list of new year’s resolutions – things you want to do better, habits you want to break, etc. While intentions are always good, it does not take long before you forget all about your resolutions. How many of us really follow through with them?

Instead of generating a list of resolutions, would it be more effective if we just come up with one little word, a single word to focus on, meditate on, reflect upon as we go about our daily lives? A single word would certainly be easier to remember than a list of resolutions.

This is what Ali Edwards (an influential force in the scrapbooking world) had to say about this

“A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow.

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.”

Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself this year?

My word for the year is "order." This is something I've constantly struggled with. I get distracted easily. With these distractions, naturally come disorder. This year, I'd like to put order in my life to help me focus on what's important and not necessarily only attend to what is urgent. I'd like to put order in all aspects of my life: my home,my relationships, my prayer life, my emotions. I'd also like to put my legal affairs in order so that should something happen to me or DH or both of us, our children will be provided for. We've made arrangements with our lawyer friend to guide us through putting together a living will. We've also updated our respective life insurance to make sure that everything is in order. You can go here to understand term life insurance quotes

As I go through my everyday, I'll keep my little word in mind. By being mindful of this one word, I hope that I will be successful in bringing order into my life.