And just like that it's a whole new year.
I enjoy the freedom of having a fresh start once that ball drops at midnight but can not abide resolutions; I feel like all they do is set me up for failure! But a word is something I can do. A little meditation on the word I wanted to embrace for 2016 and I have arrived at:
Synonyms include designed, planned, deliberate.
I want to be intentional with my time. Family time being the priority; making that extra effort to reconnect at the end of the day with Brian. Getting down-on-the-floor playing with Kinsey and Brielana. Giving less time to trivial things (hello, social media). Making a little Me time and not feeling guilty about it (Moms, can I get an "Amen"?!)
I want to be intentional about the things I say; I have a bad habit of letting words fly when it isn't necessary and holding back when it is appropriate to share. I want my words to encourage and can afford a little extra time to think through things before saying them.
I want to be intentional with the things I teach my daughters. This ranges from educational to the mundane but I want to truly consider the quality of the life lessons I'm sharing with them at this young age.