Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Uncategorized | 18 comments

I’ve seen a lot of posts over the past couple days about people choosing a “theme word” for 2013, rather than drafting a list of resolutions.

I’ve read bloggers who have chosen to “Focus” or to relax and just “Be.”

We have such a big year ahead for our family, a year full of transition. I wondered what our word could be. Family, perhaps. (Or maybe Survive?)

I let the idea simmer with me for a day or two, when I happened upon this quote:

“No one longs for what he or she already has, and yet the accumulated insight of those wise about the spiritual life suggests that the reason so many of us cannot see the red X that marks the spot is because we are standing on it.  The treasure we seek requires no lengthy expedition, no expensive equipment, no superior aptitude or special company. All we lack is the willingness to imagine that we already have everything we need. The only thing missing is our consent to be where we are.” ~Barbara Brown Taylor

One of my most frustrating traits is that I’m constantly looking forward, worried about the next step in life. I am forever wanting to know how things are going to turn out, to the point where I have a hard time enjoying the process and where I am right now. Logically, I know that life is about the journey and not the ending. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting to know how and where that journey will take us.

(See? Frustrating.)

I need to work on that. I want to look back on 2013 and say, “Wow, what a whirlwind! Dang, it was fun.”

2013 is the year I will…

2013 theme word

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