Last week I read about OneWord365 in one of my favorite blogs. Have you heard about this? Apparently it's not a brand new thing, but it's new to me. And I think this may work for me. One Word seems to go deeper than just losing weight or exercising more or writing your only aunt once a month.
This is one of my favorite sweaters. Yeah, I know, it needs a little tumble in the dryer, but it still looks pretty good. I really like the sweater because it's cotton so I can wear it year round (almost). It has pockets, which is always a plus for teachers. Best of all, I can wear it with all my pants. I'd say for a garment that's 15 years old, my pink sweater is still doing well.
When you look at the sweater on the hanger, can you see the snag? I can't. All I see when I look at the sweater is a garment I enjoy wearing. It all depends on what you're looking for, doesn't it?
Lately, I've been trying to pay more attention to what I'm paying attention to. Does that make sense? Where am I spending brain cells?
The facilitator of One Word 365 wrote about intentionality, looking at one thing on purpose. I like that! Instead of setting a bunch of superficial goals that will never fit me as well as my pink sweater, and that I probably won't achieve, I'm going to try one word.
Maybe you're super organized and motivated and achieve all your New Year's resolutions every year. That's amazing! And I won't pretend I'm not at least a little jealous. But, that's not for me.
Are you wondering what my one word is? The word that's comfortable to me, the word I hope to keep looking at this year and making mine is ACCEPTANCE. It may turn out to be a love-hate relationship, but I'm willing to give it a try.
Do you realign your goals at the beginning of each year? Or, are you more of a one day at a time kind of person? I'm not sure how I will know if I'm on track with ACCEPTANCE. Do you have a system for monitoring your progress or success?