The other day, I read about a twist on the resolution idea. Instead of a list of things you hope to do, you pick a word for the year, something to focus on (check out Ali Edwards' blog for more about this). I've been trying to think of what it is that I really need to work on this year, and I think I've found one little word that really sums up what I need more of in my life: discipline. I wouldn't say that my life is out of control, but there are definitely areas that I need to rein in:
- my eating and excersise habits
- my lackidaisical money-management methods (that's saying it gently!)
- my daily quiet time with God (which seems to have been put on the back burner lately)
"The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied."
Proverbs 13:4 (NIV)
Do you have "One Little Word" for 2009?
Stephanie over at Homegrown Hospitality is even offering hand-drawn, framed doodles of your "One Little Word" for 2009. Go check her out!