Welcome to 2017 and my version of Three Words and a Song. I have chosen 3 words and a song to be my theme words and my song for the past 5 years . A recap of the words I have chosen are in the collage below. That’s a lot of focus words, isn’t it?
This past year has certainly been a year of challenges but at the same time it has been a year of incredible blessings. Family continues to be the most important thing in my life other than my faith and I have been blessed to have been able to spend much time with family. While health issues have plagued both my mom and my brother in law I feel confident that 2017 is going to be a much better year in that regard.
A wedding in August will set the tone for the year with a great deal of anticipation and excitement and while we have to wait for 8 entire months for the marriage of our oldest son Micah to his sweet fiancee Wendy it will be a great time of planning. We are thrilled and know that the months leading up to this will be amazing.
When I tried to come up with my 3 words for the year I had a couple that kept coming back into my head. I think that means that those are what I need to focus on this year. So here they are.
Vigilant– 1.keenly watchful to detect danger; wary: a vigilant sentry. 2. ever awake and alert; sleeplessly watchful. I also think that vigilant can take on a more positive connotation and that is what I am going to focus on. I want to be vigilant in everything—watching and ready for the unexpected and away of everything that is going on around me. My word “be” for the past two years is similar in some ways but vigilant takes on a more active voice. I want to be vigilant and aware of what is going on around me just a little bit more.
Surpass – 1. exceed; be greater than. 2. do or be better than ever before. Oh how I want to surpass everything that I did in the past year. I want to be a better person, do more things that help others and just focus on being the best person that I can be. I don’t want to be satisfied with just the ordinary and the mundane. I want to surpass and go beyond in every area of my life.
Thrive –prosper; flourish. I love this word and it is truly how I want to live my life. Flourishing in all ways, growing better and better and being able to thrive in the world that I live in. I believe that if I thrive others around me will also thrive and that is my prayer for all of my family and friends. Thrive where you are. Flourish in your community. Be all that you can be.
So there you have it . My three words for 2017. My song for 2017 follows. Let me know in the comments section if you choose focus words for the new year. I would love to hear what yours are.