One Word for 2012

It’s here. Another year. And, with another year comes renewed focus and dedication to making changes. I was talking to my friend David a little today about New Year’s Resolutions. He doesn’t believe in them, and has some good points for thinking all the hoopla around them is pretty silly. I agree on a lot of his points, but I still think there is value in resolutions. There is value in standing up and saying this is it and drawing a line in the sand. It’s those things that make people change, and if it takes a new year’s resolution to do that, I’m all for it.

I talked a little the last time I wrote about my “resolutions” for 2012. They are my Finish Year Goals, and I’m excited for them all, even though they are big and scary.  And, along with my Finish Year plans, I have been thinking a lot about my One Word for 2012. After much thought, this is it:


In 2012, I will be intentional in my choices.
I will be intentional in my friendships – and dedicate time to growing those close friendships.
I will be intentional at my job. I will do the best I can and make the best decision I can every moment.
I will be intentional in my dedication to Finish Year.
I will be intentional in my food choices and my exercise choices.
I will be intentional in my prayer life.

I have lived a lot of my life in a state of reaction – reacting to what happens to me and not really being intentional about how things affect me until too late. I react, and often not well, to my life, instead of being proactive about it. And, my reactions are often something I’m not proud of, so I am hoping that this focus on being intentional will make me slow down, evaluate things more carefully and make some positive changes in my life.

I am ready.

What is your One Word for 2012?


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