Thursday, January 2, 2014

One Little Word

Happy 2014! Holy crap, that was fast. Everyone makes resolutions for the new year and I'm no different. I usually make and break them in one day. Then I have 364 days until I have to do it again- that one day of living my resolutions is tough!

This year I'm doing something different, I hope it helps, no, I"m going to believe it will help. This year I'm participating in One Little Word and the word I've chosen is Believe. I know that seems kind of cliche but my greatest weakness is that I don't believe in myself.

Many of the things that I don't do, that I would like to do, I just don't do because I don't believe that my attendance, participation, help, etc., matters or makes a difference.

I believe I can change that. I am going to start believing in myself, start believing that I matter, that I'm important and that I can make a difference. I'm not saying that because I'm having a pity party, I think most of us feel that way, at least a little. We have no idea what our impact is on anything. This year, I'm going to find out.

So far I have signed up for two volunteer opportunities, one at a museum and the other tutoring English. I have the time so I'll give the time and I believe it will make a difference.

I'll let you know how it goes, I have plans for how believe will affect all areas of my life, my health, my happiness, my relationships, my faith and my creativity.

For now, I'll just believe. Some days, that alone, will be enough.


  1. I've been doing OLW for about 7 or 8 years now, and I think it has been the best way to keep resolutions ever. I love your word and what it means to you, and I love the idea of signing up for volunteering opportunities to help you with your goals as you help others at the same time. Happy New Year!

  2. Thanks Lara. I'm excited to challenge myself this year, and to be held accountable by being part of the group.

  3. What a wonderful idea! I think you are right, a lot of us don't believe that our attendance, participation, etc. matters.

    1. Thanks Gigi, I'm trying to believe that I can help someone in some way!

  4. I want you to know that I believe in you enough for us both and to let you know how important you are I just want to thank you for making me a Momma, that was your first job on this journey you are on and it is wonderful to tell people Yeah that's my girl!!! One day you will be the Momma,Nanny and the great one and I only wish I could be here to see it, but you know we don't live forever except in the hearts of the ones who love us. So just remember how blessed you have made me for all but 17years and nine months and 13 days of my life !!! I LOVE YOU !!!


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