I should mention, that we still have a few Christmas decorations up outdoors (and our Christmas tree, though undecorated, sat in the living room until last night). But, we are in good company in our neighborhood, and it's nice to see all the lights with the fresh snow we had last week.
Coming up with a word for 2017 has been hit or miss, but I've finally landed on one. Last year, my word was Clarity. Oh, how I longed for perspective and clear vision in the midst of all the changes in my life. As the year evolved, I found that my word was changing though. About mid-way through, I found a quote that has been hanging on the bulletin board by my desk.
Am I trying to reinforce the Outcome
or am I trying to
reinforce the LOVE in this Relationship?
Without realizing it at the time, from that point on my word became Love. The surest way to find clarity in a situation is to look for the love in it. I thought my word for this year would be Love, and I sure need to keep working on it. But, another word has presented itself instead.
I'm going to join Rachel Anne at Home Sanctuary, and strive for peace, order and beauty, in my home. I'm a homemaker at heart, always have been. I love to nest, I love having a house filled with people I love and I love being just the two of us or all by myself at home. Now that it's just two of us, I'm inspired to find new routines, new recipes, new ways of doing things to make our house a haven from the busy world outside.
Rachel Anne is blogging three times a week on the topics of peace, order and beauty in your home. I'm going to be following right along.
Do you make New Year's resolutions or choose a word for the year? The Word for the Year is something I see a lot of these days, and it's always inspiring to hear what words others choose.