Last year I chose a word to focus on for the year. More of a concept, really, than just a word.
I spent a good portion of the year focusing on simplify. In some ways, I accomplished my goal. In many ways, I have SO much more to work on as I still strive to simplify my life. I will not let go of simplify. It has sort of become part of me. A quiet whisper that I hear in this chaotic life of mine. I don't want to let it go because I want things to be more simple; to enjoy those quiet, easy moments in life.
Yet, a part of me is ready to work on another aspect of my life. So, contrary to simplifying, I'm going to focus on another concept this year. TRUST. There are so many areas in which I need to learn to trust (and accept). Trust that I am NOT in control. Trust that someone far greater than me is running this show. I need to learn to let trust run much deeper than it does now for me. Not only does my trust in the Lord need to be strengthened, but I need to learn to trust H in a deeper way. I need to learn to trust that God will give me what I need to be a good wife, a good mother, and a good friend.
So, simplify is moving aside to the wings this year. Trust will take center stage.