Have you heard of people who have "one little word" for the year? It's kind of like setting a goal for the year. If you're anything like me, your list of goals for the year might get a little long. I'm a big goal setter and every year I have a big list in everything from health and fitness, to spiritual goals, to goals for our family, etc. You can read about Allie Edwards One Little word here. My mom started doing One Little Word years ago and introduced me to the concept.
This is different. You pick one word to be your focus for an entire year. Last year my word was FEARLESS. It was something to focus on. Something to remind myself of when times got tough. It was one thing. One goal. One little word. I love picking a word for each year.
This year my word is BELIEVE. It applies to so many things in my life. First and foremost I am going to believe in myself. I'm going to believe in my creative dreams. I am going to believe in my abilities as an awesome mom. I'm going to believe in God and Savior Jesus Christ and the promises that they have made to me and my family. I am going to believe in my husband and his business. I'm going to believe in my kids and their divine potential.
My religion as a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is the foundation of my life. We believe in having faith in God. Not faith, as in a wish that he is, but FAITH- meaning knowing something, believing with your whole heart and being willing to ACT. This year I am going to believe. It's a word of action, of hope, of knowing.
This month I have found myself really focusing on believing in myself. You know how we all get overwhelmed with life? I sure do. Sometimes you might start to doubt your abilities, your relationships, your purpose. Well, I'm putting a stop to all of that in my life. I am believing in myself. I started to exercise more, which is something I don't really enjoy. I can't seem to get back into the groove since I have had kids and it's too easy to quit. Well I'm believing that I can do it. I am believing in myself. I am keeping my head full of positive thoughts, that I can do it.
I also am believing in myself creatively. Sometimes I feel really small in a big creative world. Well, that's ok! I'm going to keep doing what I love and sharing it with the world. It brings me joy. Every journey begins with a single step, right? So I'm going to believe in my abilities and am going to keep taking steps forward.
Do you have one little word? What's yours? What inspired you to pick that word? I'd love to heard from you. If you've never tried this before, pick a word. It is awesome!