Monday, January 16, 2012

MP Goals for 2012

I managed to post our fitness goals for 2012 a couple weeks ago, but I realized that I've not posted our other goals, or our family phrase for the new year. 

In terms of goals around the MP, well, they look a lot like last year:  put new gutters on the house and replace our deck.  Other smaller projects, like finishing the library and my craft room redo, are also on the list, but the gutters and deck are definitely the most expensive (and most important) items for us to think about.

Our family phrase last year was a reminder to listen for God-whispers.  Considerng that I've ended up working at our church, I'm pretty sure we listened.  This year, we've chosen a single word to guide us.  The word? 

This came to us for a couple of reasons.  First, I mentioned in a Thankful Thursday post a couple weeks ago how much I appreciate J for being open and honest.  We've had several conversations lately that seem elevated by his (our) commitment to being open and honest with each other.  While not necessarily easy, approaching tough conversations that way seems to lead to a respectful and loving discourse.  I hope that we'll continue to be open with each other throughout 2012.

In addition, we're not sure what 2012 has in store for us.  We hope, though, to be open to the possibilities.  Open to the God-whispers and the God-beatings-about-the-head.  Open to new adventures and to things that don't go our way.  What will you be open to in 2012?

I'm planning to link up to The Lettered Cottage's blog party today.  If you happen to get here before I do, come back later and check out the folks who've shared their Word for 2012!

The Lettered Cottage


Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

What a great word! Being open to possibilities and change, is a great way to be. Thanks for sharing.

domestiCate said...

Lovely thoughts. My word is Open, as well. It's a good way to begin a new year. (here from TLC)

A Daughter of the King said...

This was my word last year. Good word!

kelly Carithers said...

I am doing Ali Edwards One Little Word class and OPEN is my word also.It is a word just full of possibility!