I spent a long time trying to settle in on the perfect One Little Word for 2013.
In 2009 my word was Give. 2010 Peace. (skipped 2011) 2012 Choose.
And I shouldn't have been, but I always was a little surprised when things happened in my life that forced me to learn and live my One Little Word. I felt guided to the words I picked, and I felt my life guided to the events that helped me improve in specific and direct ways. I felt the Lord working to help my accomplish my goals and help me grow.
I feel time passing. My children are still so little, but each night I tuck them into bed and find myself wondering where time is going.
And I'm realizing that I have less time to waste doing good-but-not-best things.
I have a healthy body. I have energy and a beautiful home and a happy family.
I can do more. I can focus and live with direction and purpose. I can accomplish good things if I set my mind to it and work for it.
So that is what I am going to do in 2013. I am going to live with purpose. I am going to set aside the distractions. I am going to get down on the floor and play with my children and talk to them and be here with them now, not letting the fluff and stuff of the world distract me. I am going to study the scriptures with purpose.
I am going to focus and work and beautify my home and strengthen my friendships and purposefully act and work and love and live.