Happy New Year!
A new year offers a chance for a new beginning. Through the years, I have tried to make New Year’s resolutions, but, admittedly, I have not done a great job of keeping them. I know I should lose weight, stay organized and exercise more, and I do think that those are really important things.
However, I decided to try something a little different this year, something that will help me to grow as a person.
This year, I have chosen a word for each month. I am going to try to live my life and write this blog while keeping that word in mind. It is my hope that focusing on one word each month will help me to become more mindful and reflective throughout the year.
This month I chose the word “INSPIRE.”
There are two main reasons why I decided to choose “INSPIRE” as my first concentration of 2018.
The first of these is to acknowledge and thank the inspirations in my life. My family, friends, students, fellow bloggers, and even strangers that I encounter constantly provide me with sources of inspiration to ultimately strive to be a better person. Choosing “INSPIRE” allows me to essentially thank them and take the lessons they teach me into my daily life.
The second reason I chose this word is to think about how I can personally inspire the people in my life. As a mother, a wife, a friend, and a teacher, I always hope to be having an impact on the lives of those around me. By “INSPIRE” being at the forefront of my mind through this month, perhaps I will be more mindful of ways, both large and small, that I can improve the lives of those surrounding while simultaneously improving mine.
Who or what inspires you? I would love to hear your stories of inspiration.