Tuesday, January 3, 2012

One word

Last night, my Mister and I sat down together and thought about some New Year resolutions we'd like for this year. I'll be honest when I make new year resolutions that are very specific and sometimes overwhelming, I end up with a big fat F on my transcript of keeping my goals... 
 BUT 
I am a goal setter, I really am. And over the past years as I have seen the underlining goals for myself, i have excelled and i would really give myself a good A for all the improvements made. And there have been things I have learned along the way that have helped me reach my goals in a different way.
SO, this year we decided to do something different.  Brandon and I decided that we would each individually use one word as  theme for the year. 
And that my friends, is a lot more manageable than many of these tiny goals we set for ourselves. 
The word I decided on for my theme is 
Love.
Not that I don't love- but to love more intensely. 
I was reminded on Sunday that at times in our lives we can become past feeling- and when we are past feeling- love is omitted. 
I realized that at times in my life, i am past feeling, (not on purpose) and that is a scary place to be.
So for this year I will be working on Love, all forms of it and in every aspect of my life.
I encourage you to take one word for this year whether it be
cherish, accomplish, let go, simplify, be happy...
and become that word. 
What will it be?

9 comments:

Megan said...

Committed.

BTW, really needed this article this morning. Thanks for sharing!

Cassidy and Daniel Stephens said...

That really was a great sunday talk huh. I liked how you tied it into making a theme for your new years resolutions. I love this and I'm going to do it as well :)

Mary said...

I love this idea! It doesn't seem quite as over whelming that way~ You should print out that picture of the 3 of you and either frame it or modge podge it on something. It is a cute super saturday craft~

texas is for lovers said...

Love the love.

crafty caz said...

I often avoid the whole idea of making resolutions due to the sentiments you mentioned Shelby, but your idea of just one word has inspired me. It puts it in a whole new and more managable framework for me. Thankyou. I think for me the word will be service. Thank you once again for your continuing inspiration.

Erin said...

Perfect. :)

Marcia Hansen said...

What a great idea! I absolutely love that picture of you three and the words on it. I agree you should make mod podge it.

McKay said...

Great idea Shelby! I have a similar goal for myself.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful mother you must have... What a nice dedication of your love ...you made to her... Not to go off topic... I was looking through Brandons Photography pics, and see many weddings he has done including his brothers Jeremy and Don... Have you any pictures of your wedding. I would love a blog on your wedding...perhaps I have just missed it... Take Care Shelby and with many blessings...Jane in Canada