3 Words for 2013

by leanneja on January 3, 2013 · 9 comments

in Personal

Everyone is sharing their “one” word for 2013. Last year I had 1 word but this year called for 3. Not that I couldn’t have narrowed it down to 1 but I needed something that would be in my thoughts all the time and this was it.

I have a hard time focusing on just one thing at a time. My days and evenings are busy with kids, chores, work, etc. (as I’m sure yours are too). Sometimes while I’m playing with the kids I’m planning a job I’m working on or my next blog post. Not exactly “enjoying the moment”.

I want to remind myself that there can be joy in even the smallest things. I’ve neglected noticing the simple joys in life over the last couple years. I’ve had some difficult years but there were also some joyful moments I didn’t appreciate as much as I should have.

So in 2013 I’m going to get into the habit of enjoying the moment. I want to even notice joy in the mundane. So if I’m giddy over washing dishes I purchased from a thrift store or excited because one of my kids picked up their things without being asked, you’ll know why I’m so thrilled.

“ENJOY THE MOMENT” is my mantra for 2013!

I’d love to know your word or thought for 2013. You can share it in the comment area below.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Melissa January 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Love it! Just blogged about my OLW yesterday. Happy New Year, friend!

Carrie January 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I don’t really know if I have my word for this year yet, but I’m leaning toward lucky. “Enjoy the moment” is a very good reminder! I am hoping to do a lot more of that this year, too. Happy New Year!
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Whitney Ulrich @ A mommy's life with a touch of yellow January 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I love this! I too need to enjoy the moment especially while my boys are so little it is going by so fast.

HC January 3, 2013 at 3:49 pm

These 3 words are definitely meaningful! Sometimes one word just doesn’t do it. This is my motto every year and I hope I will do better at it. Enjoy the Moment!
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Steph @ Crafting in the Rain January 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm

This is great! And you know, it’s great you didn’t have to feel stuck picking only one word :) I actually had to branch out and pick a Portuguese word! Aproveitar=to take advantage of
I think this will really keep me focused this year :)
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Loribeth January 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm

It would be hard to simplify that to one word, but it’s definitely something worth striving for! I just posted about my word of the year. I think choosing a word or a phrase helps. Last year was the first time I did it, and I know it helped me.
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Shari January 3, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Mine is “good enough.” Enough already with the perfectionism!

Laura January 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

Be here now. I also like Shari’s “good enough”!

Myra Wade January 4, 2013 at 11:00 am

There have been some very good words for 2013 posted. Since I’m so much older than the rest of youu and retired, my 2013 words are “keep looking up”! It’s my reminder that God is still in charge and that I need to keep my eye on Him for guidance and inspiration.

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