It has become a thing over the last few years to choose a word to focus on. I don’t even remember what my word was last year. Oops… And yes, it is February and many have had their word for over a month. However, My 2017 word it is better. Why?
2016 was a rough year
There were many blessings, but there were a lot of hard times too. Many struggles in my motherhood journey. Farm struggles, homeschool struggles and more.
2016 Taught Me
One thing 2016 taught me?? I can do a lot. I can go without a lot of sleep, but become a raging monster. It isn’t good for any of us. I can drive a truck through harvest and still have things on the home front in a bit of working order. Not perfect, but we recovered and learned how to better prepare for future harvests.
Plans for Better?
So, Better what? How will this 2017 word become a focus?
- Better time with God–more scripture, more prayer
- Better Wife
- Better Mom
- Better homemaking
- Better Homeschool times
- Better care of myself
- Better Thoughts: When the crop prices are low, there isn’t anything I can do, but Pray… don’t let my thoughts run negative when I really have no control of the situation
- Better friendships–pour more into true friendships
- Better organization-less stress over book keeping, keeping up, and so forth
I wasn’t going to pick a 2017 word, but our year so far is trying to go much like 2016, and I want better. Not that 2-16 was a bad year, but my attitude about it has been of late. Just a lot of little things popping up one right after another, and well, I need to focus on better… The better things that pop up over and over.
To start off better, I am first going to really focus to write scripture each day. I am using Heidi St. John’s Scripture Writing Plan. This writing takes me about 7 minutes to write and then I highlight specific points from the writing, and take a few notes in my journal.