My Word for 2015

I don’t know if choosing a word for the new year is still something that people do or not, but I enjoy having one word to be my heart’s focus or goal. Perhaps that trend is past. I don’t know….I’m still doing it though.

But then again, I don’t always go with the flow.

Over the past few days, I’ve had one word that I’ve been mulling over in my mind. I really like it.

You want to know what it is?

One Word 2015Sometimes I catch myself merely attempting to get through difficult or busy seasons of my life and I hate feeling that way. I want to enjoy each and every day, not just endure them.

The older I get, the more I am aware of how rapidly the years slip away. I will be 34 years old in a few months and that realization alone completely blows my mind. Aging hasn’t bothered me, not really. However, if the days are passing by in such a blur that I am unable to delight in or enjoy something in each and every one, well, then that would be a true loss.

For this new year, I want to sit back and purposefully savor the moments of my days. Baking with my girls, bathing my sweet little ones, receiving slobbery little boy smooches, continuing to honeymoon with my sweetheart, hearing Bible memory verses recited, seeing school programs and yes, even wading through hours of homework around our little kitchen table each week.

For 2015, I hope to…

  • take more photos
  • set aside my household duties more often (they’ll keep) and have fun with my family
  • “unplug” ┬ámore and participate in the memories that are happening around me
  • try to enjoy the days in such a way that gets me moving more (read: more active…as in exercise)

As we are still beginning this new year, I am determined to enjoy every precious moment. I want to live life to its fullest. I want to face every day- no matter what it may hold -with great relish.

In other words, I want to delight in 2015.

And I can’t wait. Seriously.

How about you? Any thoughts, personal attitudes or goals for the new year? Set any resolutions? Share. I’d love to hear.

 

 

4 thoughts on “My Word for 2015

  1. Mom

    I think that is a great word. And yes it seems that the older you get- the days seem to pass so swiftly. I can’t believe we are starting a new year. So glad you have chosen those goals Heather. You won’t regret it. I love you.

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    1. heather Post author

      I know…wow, 2015 already. It really feels like the hype of Y2K was just yestereday, and yet, here we are fifteen years past. I’m enjoying my word (and goals!) too.

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  2. Jess

    My son graduated high school last spring, my daughter just turned 17 (high school junior) and I am lucky enough to have a bonus 16 (almost 17) and almost 12 year old boys.
    Your word really resonated with me and gave me pause. I am more aware now than I ever had been of how precious my time is with them together in my home. I want to relish every moment, smile, laugh and tear because I know that all too soon that daily laughter is a distant echo.

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    1. heather Post author

      Thanks so much for commenting, Jess. The beginning of a new year is truly wonderful, a brand new clean slate to love, to give and to serve. It’s a blessed gift, isn’t it? Enjoy those sweet children. <3

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