Monday, December 29, 2008

2009 Word and goals: Believe

Wow, I know, 3 posts in 2 days. I must be insane.. or bored... or just on a roll. I'll go with the latter of the three :) I was reading Ali Edwards' blog. She never ceases to amaze me with her creativity. Anyway, for the third year in a row, she is encouraging herself and others to pick a word to live and create by in 2009. Her word is vitality. I went through the lists of possibilities she put together in 2008 and 2009 and I am keeping it simple.

Believe is such a simple yet powerful word. It can encompass so many things in life. On my desk at work is a poem, something I picked up years ago after being diagnosed with Lupus.
Believe in yourself~in the power you haveto control your own life, day by day,
Believe in the strength that you have deep inside,and your faith will help show you the way,
Believe in tomorrow and what it will bring,let a hopeful heart carry you through,
For things will work out if you trust and believe~there's no limit to what you can do!
So, for 2009, I'm coming up with these goals based on the word "Believe":
I will
  • Believe in myself as a person
  • Believe in myself as a mother
  • Believe in myself as a teacher
  • Believe in myself as an artist
  • Believe in Nate's ability to overcome his obstacles
  • Believe in Sam's ability to finish school
  • Believe that all things are possible with God
  • Believe that I can become healthier, both physically and mentally
  • Believe that 2009 will be as good as I allow it to be

I hope I can remember these! I am going to create a mini album based on these goals and the word Believe. Not sure how or what I'm going to do this with but I will!

I encourage all of you to choose a word and live by it for 2009. Believing in something is a powerful tool! Have a fabulous day!


Vickie said...

I have to think of a word. It is 12:30 in the morning. I am not very good at this.

I like the collage and the star that you did, very nice. I had so many crafty ideas I wanted to do for Christmas, but never got around to it. Maybe I should start now:)

Have a Happy New Year!

Ikki said...

Just read your poem - loved it and so true. You have picked a really strong word in 'believe' - hold it close - make it work for you! love ikki

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