Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Word for 2013

Last year, I selected "Steady" as my word for 2012.  A word to focus on.  I knew I was struggling and 2012 did, in fact, prove to be a year filled with struggles.

I am continuing to struggle and I need to get more and more real about the struggles I am facing.

My word for 2013 is...


If I am going to get past these hard times... I have to be willing to reach a little further.  If I am going to live a healthy lifestyle again - I have to reach further.

Reach means - to stretch or to arrive at.

I need to stretch.  I need to arrive.

I need to get to a starting point to begin stretching.  I had to hold steady in 2012.  And there were a lot of storms to weather and waves to stand strong through as they crashed around me.

But if life is going to get better and things are going to grow and flourish for me and my family, I have to reach.

Reach for the stars, reach for my goals, reach for the bright spot in a dark time, reach for... a hand to hold.



Satchuel Cole said...

This might be my favorite post that you have ever written. This was just what I needed to hear today. Reach is an excellent word for 2013. 2012 was a year that I had to hold steady. Hold steady with my son and continue to understand the person that he is. Holding steady through many losses and tragedies was what most of the year was about. But this year I want so much more. I want to really live like I have never lived before. Reaching will be instrumental in my level of success this year. Thank you for inspiring others to reach more than they thought they could.

Katherine said...

I've seen this around, choosing a word for the year. I really like it. And reach is definitely a great word!