Monday, January 05, 2009
My Word for 2009
last week i was thinking of what word to choose for 2009. a couple came to mind that were wonderful. but they didn't quite fit right. i would have loved to have chosen them, cuz they were upbeat, fun kind of words. like hope, or joy. and tho, i do want those attributes in my life. i knew the word for this year would be a more challenging word, a stretching kind of word. cuz that's the kind of person i am.
and so as i continued to contemplate what word to pick, it came to me. for me, for this year, for this season in my life, the word contentment came to me. i want to be content. i want to live with more contentment. i want to purposefully be content with where i am. as opposed to being discontent and whiny and grumpy. i want to embrace this year. hubby is in school, #1 son is in 4th grade special needs class, we are living in a small college apt in boise. we don't have alot of extra money. but you know, we do have alot of good things in our lives. i want to dwell on the good and not the bad. what we do have, not what we don't have. and even as i set goals for myself and strive to do better, be better, i want to be content.
here are some pics i found on the web that speak contentment to me. enjoy!