My wonderful Mother in-law introduced me to the idea a few years ago of a word for the year. She always picks such great words I often want to use her word the next year. My word last year was hope. Other then get tiered of seeing the word with Obhama's face next to it, I loved the word. It fit so well with all that was happening. Ammy's recovery, Little Misters and Little MIss learning so many new things and new adventures, Brian's new Job and me newly staying at home with the kids.
This year I have debated back on forth on two different words. Even as I writing this I am still debating on which one to choose. I am going to save one for next year as I think it will fit better. This year I am choosing a word that goes with some of my goals for me and the home this next year. I want the word to reflect in everything I do. The word of 2010 is:
1. showing consideration for others; considerate.
2. characterized by or manifesting careful thought: a thoughtful essay.
3. occupied with or given to thought; contemplative; meditative; reflective: in a thoughtful mood.
4. careful, heedful, or mindful: to be thoughtful of one's safety
I hope to make each decision with plenty of thought on how it will effect me and my family. Some may think with this word it means I will be doing lots for others and the community around me. While I do want to be thoughtful toward others and show compassion and love, for me it means saying no more often and being more mindful of the needs of my family. I hope to be more reflective in the blessing God has given me meditative on his word. I hope to do more thinking before my actions and most of all with my words. I often jump in when a job or team needs some help. While I think this is a good things it can also be a negative thing. By over committing myself and not allowing my family to have the time they need from me. Also if I am always jumping in it doesn't allow for anyone else to serve. Almost make your serving act become somewhat selfish. As we move further into 2010 I am hopeful and excited to take the time to be more thoughtful in my actions, decisions, words, and everyday life.
What is your word for the year or hope for 2010?