I love resolutions. I love them on January 1, I love them on Mondays, I love them on that random Tuesday in July when I decide I want to make a change. Resolutions scream opportunity and opportunity is exciting. My resolutions last year were kind of like a check list and I am very happy with the goals I was able to check off. I already have another checklist for 2014. However, I recently heard about My One Word and it challenges you to focus on one word that will inspire you all year.
For me, that word is peace.
When I think of the word peace, I am not thinking about escaping chaos. The reason this word stuck out to me so much is that I want to find peace within myself. I am the kind of person who wants to make good decisions and make others happy. They are wonderful qualities to have but I know they inhibit me when change occurs because I start to overanalyze everything. I worry that I won’t make the right decision and I worry how people will perceive me. I think and think and think because if I make all the “right” decisions, then I will be totally and completely happy and so will the people around me.
I love this quote.
Life is still happening while I’m worrying. I need to see the blessings behind the decisions and changes I am faced with. They should make me smile, not worry.
In 2014, I will find peace.
Within myself and with my decisions. I make good decisions (most of the time 😉 ).
I will do things that make me happy when I am feeling particularly all over the place. I will talk to my family. I will run. I will set my phone down and read a book. I will spend time with people who make me laugh. I will cook and write and shop and go to the beach.
And while I’m having all that fun, I will be finding peace.
Here I come, 2014!