Change + MERCY + Forgiveness = Joy

Change, mercy, joy, forgiveness...what will be my word of the year?  

In addition to joining the ecourse (starting Jan.12) I mentioned in the last post, I've decided to join the one little word bandwagon and choose a word to focus on this year. If you haven't heard of it before, it's a recent trend of focusing on a word, rather than specific resolutions for the new year. I never thought I would do this but it may prove to be useful if I want the equation to work.

I've already declared a resolution to let go of perfection and let life get a little messy. But how do I do that and let myself be okay with it? As I have said before, I'm wired to do things the right way without mistakes and if things aren't perfect, I start to worry panic. This will be a challenge. (Imagine me typing behind my screen shaking my head and thinking, "no way, this will never happen.") It will, also, be a change for me but the word change is over used. No, not change. I will feel more joy when I accomplish things quickly and not dwell on the many ways I could have done it better or different. If things don't go my way, I must remember to for forgive myself...okay, I'm almost there. However, without mercy, I will not be able to forgive myself for not getting it right the first time, therefore, not feel joy.  So, I'm going for mercy!  

This will be my mantra for this year. Have mercy on yourself. Hmmm, that sounds familiar. I think God is trying to tell me something here. (I just got the chills) Practicing the act of mercy on myself will probably allow me to be more merciful to those closest to me. Bonus! This could mean less battles at home. I feel a few steps closer to winning the war I've waged on myself. Perhaps, that's what I've been lacking for so many years? Things are changing. I'm feeling it. 

1 comment:

  1. true...i think often we are hardest on ourselves...and that defspills over on those around us....hope that works out for you this year...its a good phrase for the year...smiles.


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