2012: Fortune Favors the Prepare Mind
2013: A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor
2014: For I know the plans I have for you
2015: She is clothed in strength and dignity
2016: Be still and know
2017: Be Vast and Be Brilliant (Be Intentional)
2018: Of sound spirit, body, and mind
I usually have a goal that is pertaining to my growth, but this year, wow this year… Was truly a year of growth, learning, humility, and understanding in ways I could not have imagined. It was really about me - the depth of me. About me strengthening myself in preparation for the future, within my spirit, my body, and my mind. In 2018, the growth came at my darkest times when I had nothing else to do but dig deep in the Word and lean not on my own understanding. Learning and accepting me; flaws and all. Hints the whole blog series, Letting Go and Letting Grow (which I will continue). For me this year was about true change in preparation for the future. However, growth it is not over, and there, for me, is this strong urge to go deeper. Deeper into my heart and deeper into my soul.
So without further ado, I present to you the 2018 Mantra…
Live & Exemplify Eunoia
What is Eunoia (I promise you I stumbled across this word on Instagram about 6 months ago and fell in love with it) Eunoia is a noun, meaning well mind; beautiful thinking. Here are some fun facts, according to the all knowing Wikipedia…
- Aristotle uses the term to refer to the kind and benevolent feelings of goodwill a spouse has which form the basis for the ethical foundation of human life
- Eunoia is the shortest English word containing all five main vowel graphemes.
For me this year is not so much about me, but about my impact on others. This is why I will try to consciously both live eunoia in my own life, but also exemplify it and show this trait to others through my words and actions. The best part, it starts today. (That has always seemed so asinine to me… New Year, New Me... No I am still me)
"Do not become someone's permanent bad memory"
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Join this journey with me! 2018 was rough… (wow, was it rough), but 2019 feels much better already!