I am so excited about my phrase for this year. It has been on my mind a lot in the last few months. For me when I can’t stop thinking about something, I know I need to truly listen and act on the thought. So here is my phrase for 2013.
This phrase completely speaks to who I am and will help me in all aspects of my life.
For instance, when I am late for an appointment and I am driving trying to get there I get kinda tense because I am in such a hurry. I am trying so hard to get there quick and hating every single red light or slow driver. If I thought of this phrase, it would change everything. What kind of person do I want to be? Immediately I would think I want to be a peaceful person. I want to release the tension and have a good experience with my children in the backseat. I want to realize that this is but a moment in time and doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. I want to be the kind of person that doesn’t get upset over the little things.
If I had a busy day full of errands and appointments and my neighbor called needing a babysitter, I might feel frazzled. I might think not today I have so much going on already. I will still do it but I might feel like I don’t need one more thing today ughh! If I thought of my phrase it would change everything. What kind of person do I want to be? I want to be the kind of person that helps my neighbors. Not only that but I want to be the kind of person who is genuinely happy to help my neighbors. I would immediately change my attitude and be grateful for the opportunity to be of service. I would also realize that I want to teach my children to be of service with a happy heart. And I cannot do that without these opportunities. I want to be the kind of person that is happy to help others.
The other day I had the opportunity to give some of my children’s clothes to a family in need. I was going through their closets and I came across their new Christmas dresses. I thought to myself no, not that one. It’s brand new and it’s so cute on them. This is a perfectly legitimate thought. I would still give some cute clothes to this family. But the thought came into my head, What kind of person do I want to be? I want to be the kind of person that gives to others. Not just the things I have extra of but nice things that will truly help out. Even if I have to go without. I want to be the kind of person that values people over things. I want all little girls to have a cute new dress. Immediately I am happy to give their new Christmas dresses. I realize that I am blessed to be able to replace these items for my girls. And I am teaching my children to give generously. I want to be the kind of person that happily gives to others. I want to value people over things.
I’ve thought about what this means as a blogger. I want to continue to give free printables to my readers. I want to not worry about comparing myself to other bloggers and just enjoy my little corner of the internet. I want to promote other bloggers and give credit to them for their AWESOME projects. I want to connect more with my readers. I want to post projects and freebies that will really promote creativity and help my readers. I want to be completely genuine as a blogger. I want to bring back book club and promote the joy of reading a great novel. Along with this, I want to help out my readers. If you need a blog button or graphic for your site, please let me know. I would love to help. I want to work more on making great posts and not worry so much about SEO and marketing my blog. This will mean I will grow much much slower. But I will be a happier blogger.
I think this phrase will help me become a better version of myself. Every time I think it, I will stop and realize who I want to be in my deepest heart and soul. I will probably need some reminding as life gets busy so look for a printable with this phrase. I will for sure want to put one prominently in my home.
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