With the new year comes a sense of hope and anticipation for a new beginning. I sure am a sucker for New Years resolutions. Let's be honest folks, any time I am given another chance to make things better; I will take it. I make plenty of mistakes. I mess up daily. I make mistakes as a Wife, as a Mom and just in general. So, I am welcoming this new year and a new start.
This weekend my husband and I were talking with our girls about God's mercy and forgiveness. I hope that they got as much out of the lesson as I did. It is so important and imperative for parents to forgive themselves. It is a challenge to raise these young ones that we've been entrusted with. No one is perfect, so we are bound to make mistakes. I'm so happy that my husband and I feel comfortable enough to admit when we've made a mistake. It teaches our girls that it is okay. It is okay to lose patience or to be upset. The important thing to remember is to always ask for forgiveness. I want our girls to know that no matter what happens God loves us and will help us to move on when we seek forgiveness.
The beginning of a new year is a time full of hopes and dreams. Do you have a goal for this year? I decided this year that I was going to give myself a word. I want this word to be one that encompasses my goals and my dreams for this coming year. I thought long and hard about my word. I reflected back on things that I struggled with this past year and what I need to pay attention to in my life. So, my word is BELIEVE.
I need to BELIEVE and grow more in my faith. I need to BELIEVE in and nourish my marriage; I need to BELIEVE in my capability as a Mom and encourage my girls; I need to BELIEVE in and strengthen my friendships; I need to BELIEVE in myself; love myself and forgive myself.
I welcome you 2015! I look forward to beginning anew. I look forward to another chance. A chance to live intentionally with my words, with my thoughts and with my heart.
What's your word?
“From what we get, we can make a living. What we give; however, makes a life.”
― Arthur Ashe