My phrase for 2013

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.

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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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  1. Dear Connie, your post is so helpful and inspiring. This new year I’ve oppened a document. It is about inspiring phrases that make my day special when thinking about them. Of course yours is now there. Thank you very much! Have a lovely day!
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  2. That is a really amazing phrase!! It really reflects a lot of thoughts that I have had lately. Thank you for sharing it.
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