“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”
| William A. Foster quotes
There is a lot of talk about intentional living on blogs that I follow. Me, being not quite as quick on the uptake as many people, took a long time to understand what they were talking about. But when I finally understood, it was like flood light went off in my brain.
Some people make New Year resolutions, others set goals. But I think the smartest thing I have heard is to pick a word for the year, and make decisions based on what that word means to them.
I have several words that I want to use this year – peace, thanksgiving, hope, faith, joy, growth, organization, simplicity….
When I review that list of words, I realized that all of them could be met through intentional living. By choosing how to live my life, instead of living reactively, I can find peace, I can find things for which to give thanks, I can see the hope, I will be faithful, I will have the space to grow, my life and home will be more organized, and my life will be more simple.
So my word is officially –
What is your word for the year?