A belated Happy New Year to all!
Many of us have the feeling of new beginnings in the first month of the year. What is your word of the year? Did you make a resolution?
After giving it much thought, I feel that I want to reclaim the word blessed. There are times where I feel like it is used often and as I reflect on my own life experiences, I thought that this would be the word for me.
December started off with a bang for me. I had an awful cold, then a sinus infection, followed by the stomach virus. I ended the year with a UTI. All of these do not compare to what health problems others are facing but instead it reminded me of a popular phrase that my mom and grandma would say, “Health is Wealth”
I then began to think about what I wanted 2019 to bring for my family and I and all I could think about was the word blessed.
Why I am Blessed
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My family is the reason I am blessed. They are my everything and I am so proud of the young women that my daughters are becoming.
I am blessed that my daughters are healthy. I am blessed that my husband is healthy.
Isn’t this what it is all about – showing gratitude and love for the most important things in our lives?
This is why I want to reclaim the word blessed and hold it dear to my heart.
We all work hard and do our best. Believe me, I do feel a sense of excitement when I receive an email offering me a trip or sponsored work. During the past eight years, I have worked hard and I feel a sense of accomplishment. But I cannot equate the feeling of blessed when one of these things happens to how I feel about my family and our well being. This is why I want to reclaim it every day and think about how special the word is and what it truly means.
I know some may differ in opinion and that is ok. As I look ahead in 2019, I feel that the word blessed is what will guide me as I make choices for myself and my family.
What do you think of the word blessed?
What is your word to guide you through the year?