So I've been perculting on my 2013 Word for the Year. I am late on doing this,I'm sure that those of you that do this already have your word. For those that don't do this, or haven't, I got the idea from Ali Edwards a few year ago. The idea is to choose a single word to contemplate on and inspire you throughout the year. Last year my 2012 word was ADVENTURE. And what an adventure 2012 was!
So this year it has taking a bit of thinking. Usually the words just occurs to me, but this year it didn't (probably too much cold medicine in my brain!) until this past Sunday during church. My 2013 word is..
Not worth in the financial sense. I was thinking about the last few months of 2012 and realized that I was spending a fair amount of time on things that did not actually contribute much to my real life. TV shows I watched because I was bored, not because they were really something I was interested in for instance. Food I ate that really didn't contribute much to my overall health. Time is so important and I hate coming to the end of the day and realizing that the reason I didn't have time for the things I love to do (scrapbooking for instance) was because I wasted time on things that were not important...things that didn't have worth. After my "adventure" a few years ago with breast cancer, I finally realized the new chance God has given me! We always say that we wish there were more hours in a day but there are 24! TWENTY-FOUR hours each day to fill with worthful (not a word!) okay, valuable things. What a blessing!
I don't like the work "resolution" so I'm using "intention" for what Ii want to do in 2013. My intention is to consider the worth of something I participate in, watch, read, or eat and it's value to making my life healthier and happier. I"m sure that I will slip up some, but I am determined to consider the worth of things.
Of course, the word of the year idea translates into some type of scrapbooking. I'm thinking of creating a "worth" book, maybe documenting all of the valuable things (family, health, etc..) in my life. Hmmmmmm, must think on this project.
So what's your word?
PS - the green of WORTH above just happens to be "Emerald Green" ..the Color Of The Year for 2013 chosen by the color gurus at Pantone. Love this color!