I’m sure you’ve seen things around blogland about others choosing one little word for their goals for the year. I’m not usually one that follows the crowd so to say, and I usually don’t make new years resolutions. Well, this year, I was considering the one word goal, and thought a lot about it. I thought if there was only one word I had to worry about, then maybe, just maybe I could stick to it. The more I thought about it, I thought it might be a good idea, and I had a few different words come to mind. Originally, I was thinking I would have “joy” be my word for 2013, but then I thought I would add “find” to that. I REALLY want to “find joy” in every aspect of my life! Then I thought some more about it and added “faith” and “hope” to my words. While I realize this isn’t one word, I do think they are all great goals to have in mind, and all things that I need to work on.
So my goal for this year is to Find Faith, Find Hope, and Find Joy!
I’ve been in a rut for quite sometime. I would dare say a depressing rut. The last few years have been some rough ones for me and my family, and I would say that I have had a hard time noticing the positive. I kind of focus on the negative. I hate it. I don’t want to do that, but I do. That being said, I am tired of it. I want to find joy! I want to have little things that my kids do (that I might not like much), make me laugh and smile, not get mad and yell. I want to have a good attitude about my husbands job! He may not love it, and I may not either, and he may not make as much at it as we would like, but we are so grateful to have a job! I want to find faith and hope that we won’t be in these living arrangements forever. We live in my in-laws house (but they don’t live here). While it is hard for me that we don’t have our own place, I am SO grateful that we have a roof over our heads. Through all the hard times the last few years, I have been able to see the hand of the Lord in many ways and I am grateful for that, and that is what I want to focus on to help me find Faith, Hope and Joy!
So, I decided that I wanted to make something that I could see, to be a reminder for me that I want to find these things! I had been thinking about what I could do, and was planning on making a block with my words. Then I thought of adding it to a little candlestick. I love the way this turned out. And it was so fast as well. 🙂
I started with a 4 1/2″ square block. I painted the block and candlestick gray, and then I glued my paper to it. Isn’t that pink polka dot paper so fun?!
Once I got to that point, I thought it needed something else, so I used this cute ribbon, and tied it around the block. It was the perfect finishing touch!
So tell me, do you have a word, or simple goals for this year? I would love to hear them.