I recently heard a speaker talk about new year resolutions and how many individuals often fail to complete them, purely due to setting such expectations too high. He suggested instead of making a list of things to accomplish, why not just focus on one thing? Hearing this, I turned to Michael and mentioned how I really liked Susan's idea of choosing one word for the entire year. This approach allows an individual to focus on the word, shifting their life around it, rather than one's life around every single resolution made, only to fail in the end.
We all fail at times in our lives, of course, and such situations allow us to grow. However, we can grow from a myriad of things rather than waiting to fail. For example, my word - LOVE. What comes to mind when you hear this particular word? For me, I hear many powerful mini-words behind it. Such as, empowerment, passion, devotion, respect and so forth. The thing I LOVE (ooh! there it is again!) about this word is that I can not only allow it touch my own life in various ways but can allow it to move through me to touch and inspire those around me as well. LOVE is endless and can change lives. LOVE is contagious. LOVE is healing, to you and others. LOVE can and will inspire...if you let it into your own heart. LOVE yourself and you'll find you'll LOVE others just as much, if not more!