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?