In the New Year

Happy New Year friends!! 2016 flew by, it literally felt like we were just here struggling to write and say 2016 instead of 2015. Each new year I find myself reflecting on the past year. What I did, didn’t do and could have done better. With the start of each new year its a fresh start for the next chapter in our lives. A time to refresh, make and meet new goals, try new things and be better at this thing called Life.



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I’ve never been one to set a New Year’s resolution and see it through, I’m just not very good at it. I can set goals for myself with great intentions but I can honestly say I only meet them about half of the time so in the past couple of years I haven’t even thought about a New Year’s resolution. This year I decided to try choosing one word to focus on throughout the entire year. Something that can grow and change with me through the year instead of solid goals I want and fail to meet. We can each chose the same one word but how we choose to use and view that one word can be different. I think the way we view the word also changes with time and I like that throughout the year, no matter what it brings and how things change, this one word will change with that and at times mean something different to me.




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I chose TIME: /tīm/noun: 1.the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole; as my one word for 2017. I want my time as a whole to mean something and to be spent well, with family and friends. Doing things I love and things that help make me a better person.

2. a moment or definite portion of time allotted, used, or suitable for a purpose. I want the time I’ve been given to have a purpose. Being a good wife and mother, raising our children to be amazing adults and to appreciate time themselves. I want to be able to let my light shine and be a blessing to others.

3. the favorable or appropriate time to do something; the right moment. The right moment is hard but don’t we always want to do the right thing at the right time? I want to do the right thing in God’s time and this is another area I want to focus on with my time in this new year. Finding more time to listen to where God is leading me and to do things in HIS time, not my time!



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I chose time as my one word for 2017 because I want to focus more on where I am spending my time. I want to manage my time better and enjoy my time more! Friends, we are never guaranteed a certain amount of time and I want to enjoy every second that I have. This fast pace life sometimes makes us forget these things, days slip by without us even realizing. Some people are so good at making the most of their time every single day and they are blessed to be able to do so. I am not one of these people and I must be more aware of my time and how I’m using it. I’m excited about the new year, 2017 (still weird), and all that it has in store for each one of us. Whether you made New Year’s resolutions or chose one word as well, I hope this year is an amazing one for all of you! Thank you all for following along with my little journey and I cant wait to spend more ‘time’ here with you guys sharing more. ❤

~Happy Reading Friends



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