Thursday, January 3, 2013

Purpose. Word for 2013.

Last year my word for the year was "Release."  I would say my word as I stopped trying to control the uncontrollable.  It gave me power to release things that were unimportant and stressful.  I wanted my word for this year to work just as well for me.

Two weeks ago my word came to me as I was cleaning the toilet.  Because all good thinking comes when you are scrubbing the nasty, right?  My word for the year is

The definition from Webster:
1. something set up as an object or end to be attained: intention: resolution: determination 
2. a subject under discussion or an action in course of execution: by intent: intentionally. 

I want to live with intent.  I want to determine to make my life full of joy and love.  I want to purpose my life so I don't miss what I value. If I'm living with purpose I won't miss out what's important to me and my family.  The trivial things will slip through my fingers and I'll hold on tightly to what is truly important.  My family, God, peace, my strength.

This morning I saw that Alissa from Rags to Stitches stole my word.  Just kidding!  She chose the word purposeful.  I must say she defines it much better than I.  She wrote,

I want everything I do or say to have purpose. 
Whether it is to teach, learn, travel, do, work, blog…. I want it to all be with purpose. 
I want to be more purposeful in my friendships. To not all allow being busy to be an excuse. 
I want to be more purposeful with my children. To anticipate their needs and meet them. 
I want to be more purposeful with my husband. To find things that are completely non-work related to do and talk about. 
Most of all I want to be more purposeful with my relationship with my Abba Father. To spend time and meditate on His word and hide it in my heart. 

Beautiful! I want the same things for my life.  I want purpose in all I do and say.
I will purpose to hold onto what matters most.


Jason, as himself said...

A couple of years ago, my word was "release" as well. I don't know if it really helped me or not, but it was nice to say the word to myself when times got stressful.

Last year, I didn't have a word, and it was a better year than 2011. Go figure.

Unknown said...

I think this is a wonderful word. I hope your year is a blessed one. Nice to visit you again. Love, Becky

Trish said...

That's a great word! I look forward to seeing it guide you to happiness.

terrah said...

I like this Katrine. What a great trait to focus on. Thanks for sharing!

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