Friday, January 14, 2011

I Have a Word!

I didn't think that I was going to have a word to live by this year. I thought about it when I read some blogs, but otherwise it really didn't cross my mind. But while I was driving this week I thought, "I really hope I survive this year." I have a baby, a toddler, and a preschooler. We embark on home education this fall and I really hope I just survive. I thought survive would be a good word for the year. Then I thought some more. "Wow, Carla, such high standards for yourself. Just survive. Make it through each day only to fall into bed. I can do better than that."

What is a higher calling than survive? I thought some more.

Thrive. My word for the year is thrive. As I thought about it I got a little excited. Growth, joy, contentment and confidence are all encompassed in the word thrive for me.

So, for example, on days like today where I figure my chance of survival is on the lower side, I'll turn on another DVD so I have a moment to sit and think and rebuild my patience. I won't feel guilty about that extra TV time because a grumpy Mommy does not make for happy children and too many of those grumpy moments do not lead to a thriving Mommy or children.


chrissy said...

I have a word too that I figured out on the 12th, however, I have been trying to catch up on my blog so I can post it. I think I am comment #154 or #155 on Ali's long list of words.

Way to go on your word!

Christie said...

Great word! This word stuff is exciting :) And, I say, bring on the dvds! Really aren't they just moving pictures? And, pictures are art. So, you are really just giving your kids some "art" time. At least, that is how I like to think of it ;)