I am glad to get the chance to link up with Melanie at Only A Breath blog to talk about my one word. This year I chose “Courage” to be my one word. When I was thinking about my one word, I was thinking a word that would help me to be the best I could be. I made a list & thought about what I should work on. It came to mind that everything in my life, that was holding me back, had to do with action. It was being afraid to step out & act on something. It was being too lazy to act on something. It was getting my thoughts together. It was communicating & trusting. It was wallowing in situations, that I just did not have the will to overcome. All of it was entwined in the word “Courage”. Since I picked my word, I have never looked back.
Just this past week, I made a commitment to myself that I would have the courage to make some of my relationships better. I started by talking to my Daddy for about 30 minutes on the phone. For he & I that is like 3 hours to someone else! He is retired & doing his own thing. My mother passed away in 2002. Since then, he has enjoyed being able to be on his own, without responsibilities. Sometimes I resent that just a teeny bit. Probably because I think he should be over at my house, seeing what I need, doing things with my family, hanging around, seeing what I need, telling me everywhere he is going & what he is doing, seeing what I need, etc.,.(Do you see a pattern here?) He is more of the “if you need me call me” type. When I need him, I call him & he comes. HOWEVER, I thought, you know, I should be less selfish about this. Not having my feelings hurt because I don’t know what he’s doing every day. So, I am planning to call him more, visit him more, & then just leave him alone (like he likes ) Then, I talked to my brother & emailed him & text him multiple times. He is another that I want to make more time with. He & his family live 4 hours away. So, that does not always give the best circumstances. We did say we were visiting each other VERY SOON. I love him so much. It’s just when you have your own family & live 200 miles apart, you kinda get in your own routine & forget to call & email & text- not to mention visit. It takes courage to keep relationships going. I can’t get my feelings hurt about the relationships with them not being all that I want them to be, when I am not making an effort. I am using my courage to help be more involved in my Daddy & brother’s lives. Hopefully, next month I can tell you about some great memories we’ve made !
Thank you, Melanie for having this wonderful link up to tell about our one word. I have been so inspired by Courage this year. It has helped me make some really simple decisions . I already feel better about where this year has been taking me. I appreciate you stopping by my blog. It’s always great to have company! I have to be going now, because I should be washing clothes.