2016 + LOVE

Hi girls!

Happy New Year! I want to start by saying THANK YOU for your love, loyalty, and kindness in these past 5 years. This blog has brought me so much joy, and I love connecting with you girls.

Looking back at the last 5 years, I have a lot to be grateful for. Actually now that I think about it, if I would’ve made a “5 year plan” in 2010, I would’ve NEVER imagined my life to look like it does today.

It’s better.

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Up until 2 weeks ago, I couldn’t think of what my word for 2016 would be. I thought about the word “intention,” the word “flourish,” the word “thrive,” but none of them stuck.

I was laying in bed one night after a pretty emotional weekend with my family and it came to me: LOVE.

The verse that came to mind was 1 Corinthians 16:14: Let all that you do be done in LOVE.

And then 1 Peter 4:8 followed: Above all, LOVE each other deeply, because LOVE covers over a multitude of sins.

That’s when I knew my word needed to be LOVE.

I want LOVE to drive my marriage.

When I feel stubborn and want my own way, I want LOVE to soften my heart.

When I feel anxious about running my own business, I want LOVE to calm my soul.

When I sign-up a new client, I want LOVE to have them feel safe and welcome.

I want LOVE to drive my friendships leading to selflessness, encouragement, joy, and laughter.

I want LOVE to drive my time, reminding me to be patient, pause, and be present.

I want LOVE to lead me to forgiveness, to help me say “I’m sorry,” and to keep me calm as I respond to others.

I want to remember that I am fully LOVED by God, and that the person next to me is LOVED equally as much. 

Most of all, I want to remember that every act is an act of LOVE or a cry for LOVE. And I want this to humble me.

Did you choose a word for 2016? I would LOVE (hehe) to hear some of your words. Please, share your word in the comments with me!

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