Thursday, January 1, 2009

The One Word Thing

I've never been big on making, keeping, or even remembering New Year's Resolutions. I've heard of a few people who pick a word or phrase to focus on for the year, and I think I can make, keep, and remember one word. So here's to trying something new for the year!



The word I chose for this year is:


now(nou). adverb


1. At once; immediately


2. At the present time


3. In these circumstances; as things are


4. At this point in the series of events

I'm not sure I should admit this but I will. Often times I think life will be easier or better(not that's its bad now) in the future. When I have a bigger house. When I'm not working full time. Once Camden is in school. When I have more money. When I'm skinny. The list could go on for days. But I've thought hard about this the past few weeks, and I am determined to not live this next year of my life wishing away my today's for empty tomorrows. Afer all, today determines the significance of our tomorrows.

I found an article by Elder Marvin J. Ashton that goes perfectly with what I want to focus this next year on. I have read it a million times this past week and I'm in love with this:

"Remember, tomorrow is connected with today, and what we do with today determines the tomorrow...........The best of life is not just around the corner, when I go on a mission, after marriage, after the house is paid for, after the recession is over, or after the children are raised. The best of life is now. Today is the time to really start living. Today is the time to get a head start on tomorrow...."

5 comments:

fivewalkers said...

I totally needed this. Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

Jen and Johnny said...

Thanx for that!!! I do the same exact thing!!!

CANADIAN AMERICAN FAMILY said...

AHHH I really liked that thank you friend!

Zach and Linds said...

Wow! Thank you so much for that. I have been thinking about this a lot as well but the way you put it and that quote was just what I needed to hear!

Rebecca said...

I needed that, too. :)