Tuesday, September 8, 2009

THEME




My first word was HARMONY and I still have it on a shelf in my bedroom and by my bed FAITH on my side and DREAM on my hubby's side.

Then there is GENEALOGY in my office which is being ignored kind of though my writings do fit into that category.

ORDER is another word in my laundry room which is currently being ignored as it catches all the things I don't know where to put.

In thinking about what I want to accomplish this month, I decided to pick a one word theme to focus on. The word is CONNECT. Referring to making a connection with others in my life through teaching, conversing, writing, and blogging-reaching out to have relevance in the life of others, to help or serve them or just listen. Being an only child, I'm always longed to connect with family more. I got this idea from my friend Caryn who has wooden letters on a shelf in her home that spelled out SIMPLICITY to remind her of her goal for her life. Later she had SERENDIPITY now it's SERENITY. I'll let you know how it goes with my focus this month. If you had to pick a word to focus your life around, what would it be?

10 comments:

kavita said...

That's a very motivating idea LIN..harmony,faith,order,connect wow.I wonder what would be my word?

Peggy said...

Lin;

Great post. Hmmmm what do I need to focus on....?

I think a good start for me would be Miracles, Hope and Prayer!

Cheryl /Ashton said...

My word will be "blessings".

mom/caryn said...

I think I'm going to stick with "serenity". When my home is "simplified" and in "order", when I practice "faith" and am not afraid to "dream", when I focus on "family" and fill my heart with "love" for others, then my life is serene. When I lose sight of any one of those...serenity seems to elude me. So, when I feel my life is serene, I know I'm in sync with all of those other words and goals...when it's not, I can zero in on where I need to step things up a notch, what I need to let go of, and strive to have serenity surround me once more.

Deborah Godin said...

That's a cool idea, and better for the decor than post-it notes!!

Brenda Leyland said...

Neat words for focus.

Mmmmm... what would I choose right now? Joy, yes, that's what I'd choose right now... JOY!

SandyCarlson said...

I like this approach. Our church does that every 3 Kings' Day--but it's one word for the year. It's a kind of meditation. Lovely.

Kay said...

Hmmmm....
I think that word would be Love.
After that...
Chocolate
Just kidding.

dellgirl said...

Good idea and I like your choice...connection.

My word is Thanksgiving, for all my blessings.

Rambling Woods said...

My husband gave me a plaque with the words. 'life..laugh..love.. when we were first dating... For this month my word should be 'patience'....