One Little Word for 2014 - Mindful

Resolutions, Goals, Intentions, One Little Word

Some call them different things, in the end, they are all the same. Resolutions can be broken, goals not reached, intentions forgotten, that one little word lost in the shuffle. 

I think I will put down on paper all of them. Just set myself up with things I know I need to do and hope that I can follow through!! 

My word for 2014 is Mindful. It came to me in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. I do so much and I want to be mindful in each moment. Sometimes, I can't remember the moments because I've already moved on to the next thing. I want to slow down enough to be thoughtful about what I'm doing. 


Living our lives to better ourselves and those around us. Become a better you and reflect that light on others. It will shine from you and reflect on those around you.  We can make the world a better place. Believe it can be done and it will be. Here's to 2014. My 42 year on this earth, the 18th year of my marriage, 14th year with my daughter and 12th year with my son. I can't wait to see what God has planned for us!

One Little Word 2013 - ENJOY

I know it's so sad when Christmas is over. We prepare for it in our homes, with our kids, in the classroom, and thinking about what to buy each person is pretty stressful! Not to mention all that money that is spent! It's over. 

Today is the day after. I have a fire going with all the wrapping paper and am trying to put away all of our treasures! We are a very blessed family. My husband and I both come from "broken homes". It's amazing how when you embrace your life, it is wonderful! It has been a very long time since I've thought of my life being from a "broken home". We celebrate holidays for weeks. Seriously, it's awesome! We have created new traditions and I love being with everyone! We don't hang out at home. We aren't the hosts for Christmas dinner. That is a good thing, right? We left our house yesterday at 9:30am and got home at 9:30pm last night. We got to see two sides of the family. Connor's Dad's family and my Dad's family. A lot of people, a lot of presents, a LOT of food! I didn't take many pictures and I was sad at the time. Now, I know that without the camera in front of my face, I got to ENJOY every moment. 

We are blessed that we have so many moments. I want that to be a part of my 2013. I want to ENJOY this wonderful life I have been given every single day. I want to be with the ones I love and ENJOY our moments together. I have lots of plans for 2013. Not really resolutions, just plans. I have had so much fun with my blog and lucy lockets. I hope to grow both of them this year. But, I will try to slow down enough to ENJOY all of it. That does NOT mean I will not take photos. I will have my camera with me always and document our lives. Do you have one little word for 2013? Read a little more about it on Ali's blog and let me know if you are going to participate! 

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and will plan a beautiful 2013. 


The Lettered Cottage