1. done with intention or on purpose
For the past two years I have taken inspiration from a blog I follow and chosen a word to represent that year.
My word for twenty ten was family. I wanted that year to be about our family. It happened to be the year our family was complete – Sullivan Arthur Card was born.
It’s hard to believe he is going to be two already!
My word for twenty eleven was grow. I wanted my year to be about growing. As a person, in my relationships, as a friend, in my faith and in my confidence.
In every aspect I wanted to grow. It blew me out of the water, that little word.
I grew in ways I didn’t even know were possible. My growth in all of those areas led me to where I am today. Right here.
Coming into twenty twelve I knew I wanted this year’s word to continue to catapult me in the right direction.
I wanted it to be a word that could invoke change in my heart in subtle ways and open my eyes to what is beautiful only in the small things, the things that often go unnoticed.
I want to build purpose in my life and create more meaning in my everyday.
It came to me right away, the second I saw it in print.
It was a given that my word for twenty twelve would be
So what is my hope in being more intentional? What will I do to be more intentional?
To make it a point to enjoy the small things.
To give my attention to everyone and everything that is seeking my attention.
To put in 110%. To give it my all.
To leave nothing behind and leave no regrets.
To be intentional in my work.
To be intentional in my blogging.
To be intentional in my faith. In my Bible Study. In my small group.
To be intentional in my relationships. With my husband, my boys, my family – especially my sisters.
To be intentional in my friendships. To grow the ones that are good for my heart and let go of the ones that aren’t.
To be intentional in everyday life. (Yes, even in cooking, doing the laundry, cleaning the house, changing diapers and helping with homework.)
To give it all depth.
To be intentional.
What is your word for twenty twelve?