It has been over one week since I published my last post. The family video was a great way to end the year of blogging. I will admit I watched it a hundred times.
However, with previous posts and after I did that video post, you might think that my family and I have cartoon hearts coming out of our eyes for each other; that the children are just like the Brady's or that I am as perfect as June Cleaver.
It's just not true. I just don't write about it here on this blog.
The truth is I have really bad days. In fact, two days after I posted that video I took two naps, flipped out on every kid, checked out by 8pm and went to bed. So we are not like those icons from TV, but it doesn't mean I don't aspire to be.
In the blogosphere there are many women out there choosing to pick a special word to keep them focused on how they want to live this year of 2013. For instance the word might be Joy, or Love, or Organization, Or Service. I wasn't planning on participating in picking a word, but one word kept creeping into my head this week so I'm going to go with it. I think it will help me a lot.
Want to know what it is? It is.... drumroll please......
I was in the produce department at the grocery store and I had this sudden urge to buy more than the usual bananas, apples, and potatoes. Same old, same old. I said to myself that I need to start being more purposeful in what I buy and what I make my family to eat. Then I thought it was strange that that word came into my mind since I don't think I've ever used it.
For the rest of the day that word stuck with me and made an appearance in my brain with every decision I was making and action I was doing.
What I ate for lunch; why I was logging onto the computer; what after school snack I had ready for the kids; what time I went to bed; when did I make time for prayer?
So, for 2013 this will be my mantra : Purposeful.
For all of the resolutions I might have made, being purposeful will hopefully help me accomplish some or maybe even all of them.
Be purposeful in the time I go to bed -- More rested and healthy.
Be purposeful in reading one chapter a night before turning out the light-- Desire to read more.
Be purposeful in NOT hitting the snooze button a million times-- Make time for daily prayer.
Be purposeful in what I eat-- Desire to lose weight.
Be purposeful in what I drink-- Less dehydrated means less hungry and hopefully no more kidney stones.
Be purposeful in walking Vader--Exercise plus making the greatest dog in the world happy.
Be purposeful in cooking--Get Bill and kids to eat healthier.
Be purposeful in logging onto the computer--Spend more quality time with my family.
Be purposeful in watching TV--Why do I even waste my time?
It's a start, and the last few days have been quite productive, I must say.
As I write this last line I see that it's 9:59pm. Time for bed! Oh no wait...Chicago Fire is coming on.
Dang, this is going to be hard.
What a great word! I don't think I've seen that one from anyone else.ReplyDelete
Good morning, Kathleen! I love this post. I can relate to it on so many levels. Thank you for the insight and honesty. I am right there with you! Have a great Thursday, friend!ReplyDelete
P.S. Love the Brady Bunch reference! I always wondered how Mrs. Brady could be so patient and sunny all the time. Now I realize, if Alice lived here and did all my cleaning and cooking, I would be too! : )
I have notice many of the same posts. I have put much thought into this as well. I feel I may have lost some of my "joy" and that is my word this year.ReplyDelete
I love what you have picked! It really makes you stop and think before you do anything.
Happy New Year!
I love your word...and your honesty!ReplyDelete
Love the word!!! Mine is "content". Trying to learn to be content with what I have and stop comparing myself to others, like your perfect Brady Bunch family. ;)ReplyDelete
How funny i emailed you a purpose-less youtube video 5 minutes before I read this blog. You can delete it!!ReplyDelete
Purposeful is a great word!
Thanks for letting us know that your family isn't perfect...lol. I was beginning to think mine was the only less than perfect (uhm...way less)one in the blogosphere :)
prayers for a fruitful and purposeful journey in 2013. may you keep striving for perfection - ALL FOR!ReplyDelete