Sunday, January 6, 2013

2013's Word

I have never participated in the One Little Word project before but a few days ago it resonated. I wanted a word that would celebrate giving and receiving, art and life. My word for 2013 is Blessings and I believe it was further confirmed in the pastor's message this morning when he paraphrased Genesis 12:2 "You have been blessed so that you may be a blessing to others." I think that will become my quote for the year too. AngelArtist came about because I love to encourage and surprise others, many have said I've been their "angel" so I paired it with artist for my love of creating and added OK at the end for the state of Oklahoma my residence. So I hope to be a blessing in 2013 as well as discover everyday blessings along the way.

I sat down in the wee hours of Saturday morning and wrote out the following to guide my year.

Blessings in the Word of God and with fellow believers
Blessings in His Creation, the beauty of nature, animals, life
Blessings in sharing His love and care
Blessings in serving, giving and receiving
Blessings of family, friends and furbabies
Blessings even with trials, heartache and pain
Blessings in the gifts and talents of encouragement, art and more
Blessings are everywhere if I remain aware
Open my eyes to Blessings each day

copyright RAC 2013

Instead of resolutions, I have chosen IDEALS for the year:


So this second week of January begins my BLESSINGS and IDEALS journey through 2013.

I am also doing the 52 Week Challenge of putting money away each week based on the week's number of the year. 1st week = $1 2nd week = $2 and on through the year. If you are successful you will have saved $1378 by the end of the year and in this uncertain economy any savings is better than none. And who knows where it might be a blessing to someone if needed.

Hope your week is fabulous!