Monday, January 30, 2012

My Word

I have finally figured it out. I know what my word is for 2012. I haven't really set formal resolutions but I wanted to come up with a word, like so many others have done. I figured mine out this weeknd at the amazing Power of Moms retreat- which I will tell you all about on Friday so what is my word

Present

I want to be present in life, I want to be present and focused in the moment. I don't want to waste my days away doing three things at once. But I want to be really present when my kids say, mom look at this. I want to be present when they say, will you play with me?

So this year, I am going to be present.

Do you have a word?

Please don't forget about Ten Things to Smile About tomorrow! I started this meme after a very rough month and I needed to find something good, something worth smiling about. You can simply write a list or include pictures- which I always do of course; but it would make me smile if you linked up.




31 comments:

  1. What a great resolution! I agree hat being present and feeling the moments is one of the most important things in life

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  2. I think that's perfect, and it's something you'll always be grateful that you focused on.

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  3. That is a great word! B/c too many times we get caught up in other things with our minds just going a million miles a minute. Instead, we should enjoy it and be "present." Happy Monday!

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  4. Awesome word and great sentiment. It goes SO fast!!

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  5. i am so not in the present today!!! all i'm thinking about is worrying about what happens in 9 weeks. sigh.

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  6. Great word! Great goal. Harder than it sounds, but oh so important! :)

    How do we link up something to smile about?

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  7. That is a great word. I need to jump on board with this. I have forgotten. Maybe my word is FORGET! Don't roll your eyes. :P

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  8. That's a word I can get behind. Everyone loves presents.

    :-)

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  9. My word is happy.

    Although I have sadness in my life, I have so much happy.

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  10. One little word with so much meaning!

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  11. That's really great Em! I don't really have a word for this year, thoughts and goals but none can really be summed up so nicely like that!

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  12. That's a really good one! I know most moms are ultimate multitaskers. Being present for each task is going to be difficult! But if it were easy, it wouldn't be worth being a "resolution".

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  13. Love your word! I think it is a great one!

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  14. shoot-- I had a word, but I've already forgotten it! How sad is that!? OKay!! Thank you for my reminder!! I'm going to get my 10 things going NOW!!

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  15. that's a good word. I should have a phrase, No Fear :)

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  16. I like your word. It's a good one. Mine was SKINNY. Yep, it's shallow I know but at the time that I left a comment that day, that was my goal for this year. I could have said HEALTHY but SKINNY came out first!

    I'm linking up tomorrow!!!

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  17. What a great word! So often we are "there" but not really present! I need to recognize this more also. I should totally do this word thing...

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  18. Perfect word!
    That means more than anything!

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  19. That is an excellent choice … and one that I think all moms with small children should use! I know I struggle with it.

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  20. I love that you took your time finding your word so you could be present when you commited:-o
    It truly is a good one! We should all be present in our lives but I can see how many times we are not!!
    Great goal!

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  21. That's a great word - and something very important (and often not easy) to practice! I don't have a word specifically, but I'm focusing on being vulnerable - yikes!

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  22. Fabulous.

    I don't have one word that I've been working on specifically, but I have been working on myself, and it feels good.

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  23. Thanks for hosting such a fun party!!! XO, Aimee

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  24. What a wonderful word! What a wonderful goal to have for the year. You inspire me, Emily. Thank you for that! I need to work on this, too.

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  25. That is a great word for the year! A great resolution.

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  26. I read this post a few days ago but couldn't comment because I had a busy 20 month old just dying to get on the computer:) I love the word you've chosen. Mine could be the same although I've sort of chosen consistency. I made a list of things I want to do consistently - read to the kids at least four nights a week, play with them when they ask at least once a day etc.

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  27. My word is discipline. I really need to blog about this.

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  28. That is a fabulous word! I need to do this too.
    I think my word this year is simplify.
    :)

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