Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 Words

Most years I come up with words that are sort of a theme for the year.
Basically, they are my resolutions.
Here are my words and resolutions for 2017.

1. Faith -- I want to contiue growing my faith, always. But specifically in 2017, I want to "Let my Faith be bigger than my fears".  Anyone who knows me well, knows that I struggle with anxiety.  Over everything.  I desire to have Faith so big that I can choose believing God has this over fear every time in every situation.  I know that will take a lot of time and doing, but it is my goal.  I'm quite tired of worrying and being anxious.

2. Love -   I want to love God better. I want to Love people better.  All people.  The people who like me and the people who don't.  And I want to love my family better.  A lot of times they get the worst of me instead of the best.  I want to love them better.

3.Gratitude -  I can be quite negative.  Especially in my own head. And that leads me to be quite ungrateful a lot of the time.  A friend told me some time ago, that we have to be mindfully grateful.  That has stuck with me.  I want to be mindfully grateful on a regular basis.  One way I hope to accomplish this is to write in my journal each night the things that I can be grateful for that day.  Plus, I feel that if I am more grateful, it will help with the other two words above.  Being thankful can help me love better and help me have more faith.

Those are my three words for this year.
I do have at least one more goal for this year.  I used to run on a regular basis. Due to the stress on my joints that running provides, I had to stop doing that.  But because running was so efficient, I've gotten away from exercise at all.  I need to get back into a routine.  I would like to work on my strength and balance (both are horrible) as well as working on getting in those cardio days, too.

These are my resolutions.  
Here for all to see and read.
Help hold me accountable to these, won't you?

1 comment:

Miriam Pauline said...

Great words Mindy! My word for the year is "Less" and one of my goals is less negativity in my thought spaces. I love your friend's admonishment: "mindfully grateful". Think I will add that to my arsenal to fight negativity. Bless you and Happy New Year!