First of all let me say “Sorry you have not heard from me in a while”. Obviously the excuse is the holidays and the craziness that ensues during them. Secondly, my Christmas was great! Thanks for asking. How was yours? I hope just as good if not better. Thirdly, how have your runs/training/just plain exercising routines been going? Mine, not so great but I have been able to do at least one run each week. This week oddly enough I made it to the gym twice so far and it is only Thursday. (4 mile run on Christmas eve before church and then 4 mile run this evening).
Now finally, the reason I decided to blog tonight and what has been going on in my mind…(this should be fun, you inside my mind! Have fun!) Last year at this time I decided to start something new. Instead of a new years resolution I decided to take a word and focus on it throughout the year. My word this past year was gratitude. Quite a word to use as my first word because it brought all kinds of tests for me of which I should probably write about in a different blog later (maybe after the first of the year or this weekend which ever gives me a moment to share with you all). Anyway…. I have been thinking about the word “cherish” as my new word and wondering how I would integrate it into my life. I believe I will continue my gratitude journal so I could write about a cherished moment I had during the day, use the word to remind me daily to take a moment and cherish my life, make a cherish jar kind of like this one:
and fill it with events that have happened throughout the year to cherish and remember. Not really sure how I’m gonna do it but I think I have picked my new word for the year.
Why this word? Well look at the definition:
1. a : to hold dear : feel or show affection for <cherished her friends>
b : to keep or cultivate with care and affection : nurture<cherishes her marriage>
2: to entertain or harbor in the mind deeply and resolutely<still cherishes that memory>
I think these are two good reasons to pick this word.