I had been thinking about this word all month. I saw words being thrown around for “word of the year” in articles and blogs. I thought it was a little silly at first until I had a conversation with my Mom. I have been struggling with all things “purpose” related. Namely, what purpose does my life hold now that I am struggling with my eyesight and wondering what the future holds. It is becoming a reality that I will struggle with my eyesight for the rest of my life. Perhaps not ever being able to drive again. This reality coupled with the holiday season blues, eating too much, exercising less and my daughter going back to college really got me feeling down. Then it hit me. I needed to set some goals for myself and look towards a more purposeful year in 2016.
Moving forward is hard. Fining the light when you are in the middle of a dark time is hard.
I know “purpose” is meant to be behind all my goals for 2016. The first word to pop up on the giant screen at church this week was the word PURPOSE. To me, it was clear. Time to set some goals and start achieving them.
Tomorrow I will share my goals for 2016 in body, mind, soul, relationships.
What is your word for 2016? What is your purpose?