Thursday, January 12, 2012

My 2012 Motto

So I kind of dropped the ball on last year's motto. I was looking for the perfect words to just come to me like in 2009 and 2010 to help me to focus on grace. I didn't ever find the perfect words, and well, I wasn't so very graceful either. I'm moving on and forgiving myself on that one. (I hope everyone who had to be with me while I was ungraceful will do so as well.) This year I didn't really have to go on a motto hunt. My sister shared a quote with me that immediately resonated and set me on the right path to find my motto to (try to) live by this year. Here's the quote that led me to my motto:

"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it."  ~ W. Feather

And here's my 2012 motto:

Seriously, I love it, and it's perfect for me right now. It's something I struggle with on a regular basis. Sometimes I can get too goal oriented where I focus on the end result and make all the in between stuff not so fun. Or I get in the mindset of when ________ happens things will be better / smoother / awesome-er. Or I find myself just going through the motions and not really feeling anything.

Example: I have to give the kids a bath. I hate to admit it, but sometimes I just don't want to. And it shows. I mean, if I have to do it, why not be in the moment and enjoy it? It's better for everyone, and you know what? It ends up being joyful (or at least less not joyful).

Sooooo, this year I'm focussing on finding JOY in the JOurneY.
Anything you're focussing on in 2012?


MJ @ 517 Creations said...

Love this! In fact, I designed a printable with the same sentiment on it a few weeks ago:

May you find joy in your journey!

Olivia : I am still learning said...

I was just thinking recent I want to have a yearly motto like you. I remember when it was "be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" and I absolutely fell in love with that quote.

The one you picked this year is perfect! I may steal it :)

paige said...

i think that's a great motto!
happy new year!!

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

Me too, great motto. its is the journey.

Home Constructions said...

Life is a journey. If you don't know how to enjoy every moment you'll never find joy in your life. Nice post!

christine @ Scentsy said...

I love that quote....I struggle with the same thing.