Every year Ali Edwards labels her year with a word. One word. A word she plans to live out. She gives meaning to her word. She lives her word. She becomes her word. That is such an inspiring thought.
GROWTH – It didn’t take me long to decide on my word for 2010. It will take me a lot longer to actually execute and realize my word. About 9 months to be exact. Yes, among other reasons for choosing the word growth is that I am sprouting a new bean to join our little family.
Growth has so many other meanings too and as the new life grows and cultivates inside me I plan on growing in my own character as well.
I want to GROW in God. Spend more time reading the Word, speaking to God, speaking about God and hopefully letting him do a little speaking through me. I want to quiet myself enough to hear Him not only when it really counts but when it should count more.
I want to GROW as a mother, a wife, a sister,a daughter, a friend. This sounds like a lofty endeavor but it’s the little things that will make this possible. An extra storybook or cuddle, a nice dinner, an unexpected phone call, a handwritten card (respectively of course).
Ann has a great post over at in(courage) that will help me think about my word and how I can implement it and GROW in it.
Over the next week I plan to sit down and look at ways I can GROW and change as a person this year.
What’s your word?