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Saturday, December 27, 2014

My Word for 2015

Each year, for the past few years (read:2) I've chosen a word for the year. I still make lists of goals (I'm currently up to 21 goals for the new year...), but I try and choose an overarching theme. This year, my word was Trust. If you haven't guessed already, I have a horrible time trusting people. It's hard for me to believe that people have good intentions, especially when this was the year that my best friend of 8 years decided that we weren't really going to be friends anymore. More than that though, I have a hard time trusting God. I know that He wants what is best for me and that he wants me to be happy, but sometimes I can't help feeling that he also wants to take everything from me that I really want. 
That's not really a good way to live. 
So I decided to choose Trust, and readied myself for a humdinger of a year. I was just sure that this year I was asking God to throw everything at me and then laugh while I tried to cope and hold onto my word. 
He didn't. 
I definitely had struggles this year. It was hard and I had to really learn the principle of "But if not.." but overall, He had my back. He took care of me, and Heaven knows that He kept me sane this year when things did not go my way. I definitely wasn't perfect at my word, but I definitely think that I grew this year. 

So, for the coming year, I chose the word Diligence. I have a lot of things that I should be doing, but I only get about half of them done half the time. So this next year I want to try and do better at that. I'm thinking about also choosing Kindness as my word for this coming year (I know, now I'm getting crazy, two words! For one year?). I think I struggle with being kind more than I'd like to. 

What are your goals for the coming year? If you were to pick a word to focus on, what would you choose? 

In case you were wondering what I chose last year, it was Balance. That one will probably crop up again. Also, if you were curious about the other goals I made for next year...

  1. Read 10 Church books (autobiographies, things written by apostles...)
  2. 1 hour of Violin per week
  3. Write every day
  4. 365 days of scripture study
  5. 1 institute class per semester, and graduate from Institute
  6. 365 conference talks
  7. 52 temple visits
  8. 12, 24 hour fasts
  9. All three hours of church, 52 Sundays (I tend to not do this when I go to homecomings, or farewells, or those sorts of things)
  10. Prayer on Knees morning and night 365 days
  11. Kinder to everyone
  12. Better blogging :)
  13. Run twice a week
  14. 100% visiting teaching
  15. Study the Sunday School and Relief Society Lessons
  16. Temple Prep
  17. Revise one book
  18. Finish at least 2 first drafts
  19. Memorize 25 scriptures
  20. Index 250 names
  21. Take 5 names to the temple. 
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