I have been for several years choosing a word to be my touchstone for that year. I have found that even though I don't think about it every day I do come back to it throughout the year and reevaluate my progress toward it.
In 2011 my word that I have chosen is NURTURE. I chose this word because there are many areas of my life.that need nurturing . I also was looking at my Disciple's Study Bible last night and . in the back in the Life Help section was a section which I found called a ministry of nurture. I knew after I found this this was meant to be my word.
Nurture by definition means to bring up;help develop;help grow,enrich or provide noursishment . It is used also in relation to things needs special attention.
Here are the areas that need nourishment in my life and the areas I plan on working on this next year.
1.Faith- I feel for the past several years I have been in a valley in this regard and I need to find my place and footing in my faith again and make a recommittment .
2.Health- I am overweight and need to excercise more that about sums it up. I need to eat less and move more so I plan on doing just that. I have found that diets fail for me but I think I can work with this.
3.Friendships-I want to continue to nourish friendships both in person and online the ones that bring joy and positivity to my life.
4.Family- I want to make an honest effort to work on cherishing my family and making every effort to let them know they are loved .
5.Profession-I want my patients to feel as though I am competent and caring and that while in my care they are safe and like they are the only thing that matters in that moment.
6.Creativity-I want to nourish my creativity and learn new things such as knitting and crocheting .
7.Being Green- I want to continue to nurture the plantet by reducing my carbon footprint on the earth
8.Procrasination- I want to nurture a can do attitude and not put off that which I can do today.
9.Clutter- I want to nurture decluttering my life as with less clutter my mind and life flows a lot better.
10.Photograpy-It is one of my greatest joys and I want to continue to nurture my love for this art form.
11.Quiet Time-I want to establish and nurture a period of quiet in each day where I can be alone with my thoughts and reflect.
I want you all to share your words with me.Why did you choose them?
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And while it takes courage to achieve greatness, it takes more courage to find fulfillment in being ordinary. For the joys that last have little relationship to achievement, to standing one step higher on the victory platform. What is the adventure in being ordinary? It is daring to love just for the pleasure of giving it away. It is venturing to give new life and to nurture it to maturity. It is working hard for the pure joy of being tired at the end of the day. It is caring and sharing and giving and loving…
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