Wednesday, January 1, 2014

One Word.....BETTER

One word.......


I have been struggling with my word for the year. Last year I chose gratitude and I think I succeeded in applying more gratitude in all areas of  my life. I learned to appreciate not only the big moments, but the smallest of moments as well. I learned to appreciate more and complain less and be grateful for ALL things. God really put me to the test on that one here a couple weeks ago. I have tried to show gratitude more throughout the past year and will continue to do so in the years to come. I am a happier person because of it.

But, like I said, I was having a hard time coming up with the perfect word for this year....I contemplated several different words, but I was trying to come up with one word to cover everything. And then.....this morning, reading Facebook of all things, I stumbled upon my word. You saw it above....BETTER. By the way.....like my artwork? That was super fun and I will now be creating more fun things like that. I will also be printing a copy of this to place in various locations around my home....fridge, craft room, bathroom mirror, etc. I want to be reminded constantly to be a BETTER......

~person
~wife
~mom
~daughter
~daughter-in-law
~sister
~aunt
~friend
~blogger
~teacher
~planner
~organizer
~crafter

I also want to have better.....

~eating habits
~exercise habits
~study habits (mainly Bible study)
~menu planning habits
~sleep habits

I simply want to try to be a little better than I am now. I am OK with these things now, but things can always be improved and I aim to make that happen. Here's my quote for the year to go along with my word.....

To simply wake up every morning a 
BETTER 
person than when I went to bed.
~Sidney Poitier

So...what's your word for the year?

 
 

8 comments:

  1. Love this idea! What a wonderful way to go through the new year.

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  2. Mine's change. There are so many things I have wanted to change and I am making 2014 the year to do this. As I was taking the decorations down this morning, I thought what I would have accomplished by the time they go back up. Have a BETTER year in 2014 my friend. X

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  3. I've never done this, have a word for the year, so you have me thinking......I like your 'better' word', it really encompasses everything!

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  4. Hi Vicky, I love that word Better too! You picked a great word for 2014! Enjoy the rest of the week. Julie

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  5. I'm going with "give." Really enjoyed your post. Lots of good thoughts to take away. Happy and healthy 2014!

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  6. I'm thinking of going with "balance". I need to balance my life in all sorts of areas. Love your word and artwork. Happy new year to you!

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  7. That is a great word Vicky. Best wishes :)

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  8. "Better" is great word to use for the year. Mine Is "Joy" and I have been placing little reminders around the house. Is that a burlap banner for your word?

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