Wednesday, January 2, 2013

One Little Word

It is that time again! Time to share my One Little Word for the 2013 year! You can find my One Little Word from the past 3 years here, here, and here. I have thought a lot about my One Little Word for this year and I have decided on the word Diligence!

The idea behind the One Little Word is that the one word you chose can become your mission statement, you one word mantra, your one word catalyst for change. It can be the ripple in your pond that begins a mighty change- Ali Edwards

1 /ˈdɪl ɪ dʒəns/ Show Spelled [dil-i-juh ns] Show IPA
1. constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
2. Law. the degree of care and caution required by the circumstances of a person.
3. Obsolete . care; caution.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English deligence  (< Anglo-French ) < Latin dīligentia,  equivalent to dīligent-  (stem of dīligēns ) diligent + -ia;  see -ence

I chose the word diligence because...
I want to be diligent in keeping my New Year's goals/resolutions.
I want to be diligent in reading my scriptures on a daily basis.
I want to be diligent in saying my daily prayers.
I want to be diligent in keeping up on our family blog.
I want to be diligent in fulfilling my Relief Society calling to the best of my ability.
I want to be diligent in making/trying new dinner recipes for my family.
I want to be diligent in attending the Temple each month.
I want to be diligent in striving to be better human being on a daily basis.
I want to be diligent in showing my love for my family.

I feel like there is a season for all things. The scripture in Ecclesiastes 3:1 has been playing over and over in my head for the last couple of weeks. It reads "To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven." I know I can't achieve and accomplish everything, all of the time. However,  I do feel like it is my season in life to be diligent in the above mentioned items. 2013 is off to a great start and is going to be a great year! I can feel it!

Do you pick One Little Word that you like to focus on each year? If you do, please share.


Patti said...

Hey Raimi,
I've been waiting to see what your word for the year would be! I still remember your lesson last year when we picked our word and I am definitely doing it again. Last year it was BALANCE...not sure I ever achieved it, but I thought about it often and really tried. This year is ENJOY. I want to ENJOY the journey...not just trudge through it...
Love ya!