I have heard for several years about the idea of having a word for your motto or theme for the year. Great idea huh? I've never done it because I'm very slow to jump on the great idea bandwagon. If I had followed through on the great idea bandwagon of making little notes with a removable adhesive, I'd be stinking rich! (just kidding, I didn't invent post-its. Or the clapper.) But this year I feel the need for a theme. Something to hold onto as a centering point for my wirly twirly state of life.
Many people have chosen simple, joy, and love. Those are all simple, joyful, and lovely. But they just don't seem to encompass my life right now. Family is always appropriate. After all you can't get much more centered when you focus on the number one priority in your life. I just feel the need to have a theme word that would be beneficial for my husband and children. There are some days I would like my word to be a sentence, "I'm only going to say it once!" or "Pick up your crap!" I kid, I kid.
My word for the year 2009 will be Change. The change that makes things radically different. And I welcome change. I grew up with very little and so I know change will bring progress, opportunity, and progression. I pray that this year I can help my family welcome change as easily as 3 little boys, a teenager, and a hard working husband can. And a lot of my prayers are for that changing teenager!
I only wish change was a prettier sounding word like salsa, pumpernickel, or flatulence.