But the one word goal is an intriguing one. CREATE? Well, I have to do that because it’s like breathing to me. I like Sarah’s word: DISCIPLINE. I could definitely use a plan to be more in CONTROL of my life…as in I control what I eat, I control how I manage my internet life, I control how to organize my day. So I am, at least, motivated to attempt a weekly plan where I block out time for crafting, working, laundry, …
Last night we managed to see a movie as a family (teens and all!) We saw the Blind Side. I loved it. I laughed. I cried. I was amazed at how lives could be changed by simple actions. There is a point in the movie where the mom questions her motives. Why do we perform acts of charity? Do we do it to make ourselves feel better? I think about these things often. I cannot express my thoughts eloquently, however. But I have been inspired by the word “agape” after reading some works by C. S. Lewis. (Side note: Shadowlands is one of my favorite movies.) It is a hard word for me to fully understand, let alone explain. (You can google it.) But it’s a type of love that goes beyond the love that you and I commonly think of as love. It goes beyond charity; beyond kindness. I think the Blind Side teaches us about agape.
I hope that I can focus on living my life around this word for the new year.
Agape is a beautiful choice for your new year’s resolution. I really like the idea of selecting one word for the year. Going to give that some thought. Happy new year to you!
Oh and PS. Now I want to see the Blind Side.
Happy New Year! I love the idea of working around one word, and I’ve been thinking about it all afternoon. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Agape… good one, Jane! I love it! 🙂 Happy New Year to you and yours.
This is a wonderful word upon which to frame your coming year – thank you so much for sharing. 🙂
Wonderful, my one word for the year is elegance.
Happy New Year to my fellow PEAR!!
What an amazing word. All that it entails; this is a great one. Mine is Faith. I hadn’t really even thought of what I wanted from my new year until i read this post – thanks a bunch. Now to do my post inspired by yours!
OH, and I thought of you when I used your lovely bottle opener last night! Cheers!