Over at The Lettered Cottage, Layla is throwing a word of the year linky party Like a resolution, only wrapped up into one little word. A single word mission statement, a reminder of what you’re striving towards this year. Being the sucker for all the profound goal making and introspective thinking that happens this time of year, I had to jump on board.
My word of the year, I’ve decided will be sparkle (seemed appropriate to the blog and then the more I thought about it, to my life too).
To me, sparkle invokes the ideas of beauty, intrigue, joy, specialness. It’s a quality that can be given to something with care and effort.
This year I want to do things and create moments that will make my girls eyes sparkle.
I want to take time to just spend with my husband and make my marriage sparkle as if it were brand new.
I want to just plain get rid of stuff and give my home the ability to be sparkly clean, organized and clutter-free.
I want to create things that make me or the recipient smile! Perhaps it won’t all literally sparkle in the glitter-coated sense, but I hope each thing sparkles with a little specialness and that thoughtfulness comes through in my creations.
I want to focus on things that are happy and beautiful in my life and maybe reflect some of the joy I’ve been so blessed to receive. I want to serve. I want to sparkle for the people in my life.