WOOHOO! The New Year has arrived…. some are nursing hangovers this morning while others are looking forward to enjoying another day off with friends and family.
I’m ready to kick off 2018 with my ONE WORD – INTENTIONAL!
So why did I pick this word? Believe me I didn’t pick it, God placed it on my heart. Last year was all about being accountable. I will admit in being accountable I had MANY moments when things were done by the seat of my pants. The end result always seemed to work out BUT I wanted this year to be different.
By definition “intentional” means done on purpose; something deliberate. Intentional means you are purposeful in word and action. It means you live a meaningful and fulfilling life – whatever it is to you. It means you make thoughtful choices in your life. It means you actively interact and engage in your life.
In being “intentional”, I have begun planning for 2018. Check out some of the NEWNESS coming…
- The January Edition of my NEW Customer Newsletter is ready to go.
- Monthly Customer Appreciation Online BINGO events are set up
- New logo to “brand” myself and my business
- Changes in blogging schedule (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday only)
- Monthly themed Facebook Parties (mystery hostess)
- Give Back with Me Monthly with random acts of kindness
- Focus on Fundraising and Giving Back to the Community (especially kids)
Looking back over my “one word”, I realize God has been answering my prayers, in his time not in mine. My vision is to make a difference in the life of others but I needed to grow personally before I could do this…
My first year selecting “one word” was In 2013 and my word was FAITH. Faith to believe when the way is rough and faith to hang on when the going is tough will never fail to pull us through and bring us strength and comfort too. Helen Steiner Rice. “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Matthew 17:20
FAITH led me to my word in 2014 which was EMBRACE. The goal was to EMBRACE all of the blessings God had in store for me. I needed to have FAITH before I could EMBRACE the me everyone else saw – confident, thinner, and some might even say fun. I learned to EMBRACE challenges as blessings without a visit from Doubtful Debbie or Negative Nellie.
Having FAITH and moving forward as I EMBRACED the blessings in my life, I had to learn to TRUST in 2015! Learning to lean on God for ALL things and TRUST him to direct my path was probably the toughest for me. I had to learn to stop taking control when things didn’t go my way. God is in control and I TRUST he will direct my path. I grew in my FAITH, knowing God will provide for my needs.
The inner gremlins were rearing their ugly head so in 2016, my word was CONFIDENCE! I needed CONFIDENCE to believe when the way was rough and the going was tough. CONFIDENCE as I learned to live with my recent diagnosis of MS. CONFIDENCE as I squashed the inner gremlins which had haunted me all of my life.
Then in 2017, it was all about being ACCOUNTABLE. Being accountable meant in all areas of my life not just my business. It meant watching what I ate, working my business as a business. Most of all, it meant being fully transparent in my relationships which was scary as HELL!
All of these lead me to this year of being INTENTIONAL!
Whatever your word is for this year, I wish you a safe, healthy and Happy New Year. May this year bring you everything you desire….
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!