Friday, January 15, 2010


If you are a scrapbooker, you probably have heard of Ali Edwards. She is wonderful. She totally inspired me to get over my need to make it perfect and she made me realize the importance of capturing the little day to day things because those actaully matter more than all the big things. Well, she does a thing called ONE WORD and I have done it for the past few years. My first WORD was SIMPLIFY (it did not work that well that year) and my word for 2009 was JOY and it rocked. It rocked because I got a JOY necklace that reminded me all the time to find JOY in our lives. In the little things - not just the big things that we cannot afford right now. I did project 365 and found total JOY in capturing our happy little lives day-by-day last year. So, my word for this year is:

And, I love it. I love it because PEACE makes me happy and it makes me feel JOY. I love it because focusing on PEACE will help me simplify. It will help me think about the bigger picture. I also love the word PEACE because both girls LOVE the peace sign and have hats and bags and shirts with it (so I will see it daily and be reminded of my word).

I also love it because the PEACE sign is often found in my photographs. Of the girls, our friends from other countries, and myself. It just is in our nature to flash a PEACE sign in pictures. So, I should be able to have a nice focus on my ONE WORD because I am surrounded by it daily.

And, I hope for PEACE in our home (meaning work with my brother Matt to continue organizing things), PEACE in my work (meaning PLAN AHEAD and stay ahead to allow for more PEACEFUL evenings), PEACE in my relationships (accept people as they are and accept what life has handed us), and PEACE in my fitness plan (stop worrying and enjoy the continuous journey toward better health).

So, from me to anyone reading this...   I wish you PEACE in 2010 and I challenge you to stop by Ali's blog and read up on the ONE WORD concept. Pick a word. It just might help you focus on something you have been meaning to..... Just one little word. :)


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Danelle Johnson said...

What a great post to see. Sorry I have to follow this totally uber cool commenter ahead of me....!!! bwahhhaaa haa! I'm off to make some dinner.