I'm sure that my "resolutions" look pretty much like everyone elses... read more, be more organized, memorize more scripture, get more sleep, etc. So instead of talking about my resolutions on January 1, 2014 I've decided to share three "words of wisdom" I've decided to be my personal "themes" for the year.
These are the little quotes that I'll print off and stick in my Bible or stick on my mirror. I'll screen shot them and save them to my phone and write them on sticky notes to place throughout my planner.
Back in October I blogged about "How I Do It All" (hint... I don't!) and I referenced this quote. It's so hard NOT to compare yourself to others (especially in "blogland" where everyone is putting their VERY BEST foot forward and keeping the unkempt one WAY back there - hahaha), but I am determined this year to measure myself against no one. Whether it's my clothes, parenting, home, body or anything else.
The second one is below...
... and this is a hard one for me.
This past year has been a difficult one for Dave and I with some relationships that we've had for years. My mom (who is CRAZY wise - hehehe) has referenced this quote A LOT in conversation with me, but her version of it is better (yes, better than Maya Angelou - hahaha).
She says, "When people show you , by their words and actions, how they feel about you... believe them".
I've been justifying and making excuses for peoples words and actions rather than taking them at face value and I'm making a conscience decision to stop doing that because I just don't have time or room for that in my life. My priorities are Dave and my kids and then relationships that are authentic and reciprocated. The end.
This has been on my mirror for almost a year and I love it. In the busyness of daily life I don't want to miss out on the charms of the present.
I also picked a verse to kind of be my "motto" this year...
2 Timothy 1:7 - "For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline."
Anyway... any sage words of wisdom you're planning on living by this year???