I have been inspired by a few blogging friends that have chosen a "word or phrase" of the year.
There have been some good ones shared and it got me pondering about what a good word for myself might be.
I am all too happy to leave 2011 behind, not because anything bad happened but because I now have a new year and a fresh start. I thought and thought and pondered and thought some more on what word would inspire me to be a better person and I think I have come up with a good one for me.
It is THINK.
I chose THINK as a good reminder word for me to stop and think about the things I say, the comments I make, the judgements and criticisms I jump to.
Then I got to thinking about other areas in my life that I could apply this technique to, such as thinking more deeply about Sunday School lessons, thinking about things through out the day that I need to give thanks for at the end of the day, thinking about trials that others might be going through and have more compassion for them.
Another area I need to stop and think about is how best to use my time and talents.
How to share those talents with others.
I also need to stop and think before making unnecessary purchases, I need to ask if it is a want or a need.
I need to think more positive thoughts throughout the day.
So for me, stopping to think more often about the things I do rather than just jumping in with both feet first, then maybe I can learn to do better in all areas of my life. It certainly couldn't hurt.
I THINK I like my new word!