For 2011, Jules and I individually chose a word of the year. One that we could reflect on throughout the year in hopes that it would provide inspiration and hold us accountable when times got tough and we faced frustrations on our progress or lack there of. Jules chose “listen” which pushed her to focus on what God was trying to tell her and to stop and hear not only her own children but the children in her classroom. I chose “believe” which helped to control my impatience and allowed me to accept God’s plan and timing and let things take its course. We even wrote a song titled “Believe” which is always a favorite and receives the most compliments when we have a chance to share it. Hmm… coincidence or not?
For 2012, we have chosen the words “authentic” and “momentum” and we are very excited to see how it plays a role in our mission and personal growth. Even though we are never where we want to be most of the time, we should always have some momentum to get us there or change the situation. I know as a kid playing kickball alone I always challenged myself to keep the ball moving. Letting it stop was not an option. Now, I am not going to be playing kickball all year but there is always something that can be done to get you closer to your goal by just keeping the ball rolling even if seems like such an insignificant effort. It is too easy to lose motivation or lose focus when the momentum stops and that could mean… the game is over.
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