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Monday, January 5, 2009

Word for the Year

I ran across this idea about a week ago on Ali Edwards blog and fell in love with it. The concept is to identify a word that represents what you want out of the next year. The word I chose is ENJOY.
As in:
-enjoy the process. I have a tendency to move from one project to the next without really taking the time to enjoy the final product or the outcome of my last endeavor.
-enjoy the little moments with the kids. We all know that they grow up way too quickly.
-enjoy my husand. This translates specifically to Date Night, and to making sure that I don't take him for granted.
-enjoy all the daily stuff, even if this means grinning through the hundredth load of laundry for the week or that awful job of scrubbing the toilet because at the very least I will be enjoying the feeling of a clean house...eventually :) This is how I spend my days. I not only want to accept that but to be happy with it.
-enjoy good health - I was glad I was finally able to incorporate my word for the one resolution I am trying to get myself very motived for - losing this dang baby weight! And hopefully I will soon be able to say that I enjoy the way I look/feel in my clothes.

To remind myself of the word for the year I have chosen to display it where I will see it often. I altered some wooden letters (photo above) that are now sitting atop my kitchen cabinets. And I made some small signs that I have attached to my refrigerator and my bathroom mirror.

It says:
Enjoy [en-joi´]
(v.) To take satisfaction; to live in happiness.
(v.) To receive pleasure or satisfaction from.
(v.) To have the use or benefit of: enjoys good health.

And as luck would have it, the word of the year is also the theme for Tip Junkie's Talk To Me Tuesday. So be sure to check that out.


Time Slides By said...

Great idea...I'm now inspired to create reminders for myself.

Jingle said...

I love your altered letters and your magnet! I may have to do the magnet thing! (Already have letters I plan to do! LOL!) Great ideas!

Heather said...

OOoh, I LOVE the display idea! :-) Hobby Lobby, here I come! I ENJOYed your post!

AngiDe said...

Ooooh, I like the post on the mirror!
great word! Visting from Tip Junkie.

Paula said...

The creative minds on are mind boggling! WOW thanks for sharing. You gave me JoY from your EnJoY!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

This needs to be my husband's word!

Tara Bennett said...

Great word! Here's to an enjoyable 09!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

That's a terrific goal. That's true that so many people try to acheive so many goals in their life but don't take the time to enjoy themselves along the way. Good for you. I like what you created for this goal too.

The Rantings of a Drama Queen's Mum said...

That's a great idea. I might do something like that.

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