I also created a VIDEO Manifesto for my fellow “Never Enough-ians.” It’s only 31 seconds long, and I hope it will serve as an encouragement to you. ), marked the dates on our calendar, and then come New Year’s Day, he waved goodbye to me from our front lawn with both girls in tow. I smelled the confederate jasmine in bloom. It seems like this was one of the most destructive years ever. How would you react if your boyfriend purred? What's the general consensus around masks? My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!— (Romans 5: 6-11). Having her ambition and drive and desire to achieve rewarded at every turn? I tasted the warm drink on my tongue. There is enough time, enough of me to go around, enough manna for today. And I hope the same for all of you, with whatever word you may choose to motivate you this year. Usually my one word comes with action steps. So glad to see I’m not the only one grappling with this! Unless otherwise stated, all words and photos on this blog are my own and are copyrighted by The Thinking Closet. After all, He is in the business of making much out of little. And I’m sick of it. What if I could rest in knowing we have enough time for what God would have us do? Without any warning, without much a lead-in, it hit me: my word for 2020. That’s where I’m at. The year I'm about to embark on, therefore, is going to be all about growing. Of only being as good as my last success. What foods could you eat every day of your life? Seven years ago, during my first year of blogging, I decided to embrace the practice of choosing “one word” for the year…and it was SUCH a fruitful experience, I’ve chosen a “word of the year” every January since! August 21 at 11:10 PM. Bad things happen to those that treated me poorly, is that karma? Not with my “to do list” calling the shots. Speaking of cheering one another on, Mark did something incredibly loving and surprised me with the gift of a 2 day / 1 overnight personal retreat last month. Picture how you might plan your year around trusting that first-year employee to follow an idea to fruition. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a8799e80ca6589de20a5ca1d50d2c3d7" );document.getElementById("b90db97bd0").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. However you feel about the issue, there's no doubt that 2019 marked a change of attitude about the way people are defined by their gender. Graphics by Sincerely Peachy. It’s enough. And I feel desperately in need of a ceasing to my own inner frenzy of constantly striving–striving after my goals, projects, achievements, approval–of being “enough” (and never quite feeling like I am). I can all too easily lose track of the dozen new goals and practices I’m going to start doing, but narrowing my focus to one word that will act like an anchor to keep me from wandering too far from shore, well, it just plain works for me. Then for "mission," imagine treating your search for profit more like an athlete's search for a personal best, or a political candidate's drive to convince voters on important issues. Won’t you grab a mug of yum, a comfy blanket, and stay a while? And my first stop was to get a mani-pedi because nothing makes me feel fresh and new quite like trading in some hangnails for Violet’s Secret (the name of my nail polish). After much consideration, I landed on the word "cultivate." I hope that word will bring me patience, perseverance, and the appreciation of people who are cultivating right alongside me. 0 1. Twitter. That's certainly the case: you can't wait until the night before the harvest and then hoe and plow a bunch to make up for lost time. Facebook. It's what Time does in naming a person who may not be the year's hero but who affected the world most deeply. And I’m excited about it happening in you, too. Xper 4. Here are a few ways I want to grow nearer to my God this year, which found their way onto a colorful spread in my Horacio Dream Planner: I’m honestly excited about this shift I sense happening within me. Even while tasks remain unfinished and goals remain unachieved. Once I was checked in at my fancy new digs, I found a bench on lake Lago Dorado where I parked myself at sunset, decaf mocha latte in hand. Spending more time just BEING with the one who says, “You are enough in me.” Taking a deeper dive into my one word of presence from last year. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. Click HERE to check out my “2019 in Review” post. It helps ground you in the here and now. Filed Under: Blogging, Bullet Journal, Creativity, Health, Journaling. Of taking a small boy’s lunch and turning it into a meal to feed thousands upon thousands. All Rights Reserved. But what I don’t love is how lame I feel when I see my unchecked boxes and my empty habit trackers. I can rest on the 7th day. For 2019, the word selected was "they." It’s like that thing Tony Robbins said in that Netflix documentary: “When you get to the point of saying, ‘I’ve had it!’ that’s when change can happen.” (Not an exact quote, but that’s the gist.). I would also appreciate a comment letting me know. That's what I'm going to be thinking about all during 2020. Making verbal affirmation her drug of choice? If I can make you smile or ignite in you a spark of inspiration, then my job is done here. To live as though we are loved no matter what we do or don’t do. But He loved me enough in my brokenness to send His son to earth to die a sinner’s death on the cross on my behalf. I love my lists! It's not the prettiest word, or the most overused, or the longest. *Full Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you make a purchase after clicking through, The Thinking Closet may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Success! Wouldn’t that be remarkable? Here are a few rabbit trails for your hopping pleasure: I also invite you to check out my 2019 Year in Review. There was an error submitting your subscription. Perhaps, you have reached us looking for the answer to a question like: How to write 2020 in words. And loves me. I can’t wait to see what wisdom you are given along this journey. Blog by Moonsteam Design. Panic. And for your love on this post! I’ve had enough of the striving to do more and be better and prove my worth in achievements. CNN's John Avlon has more. You have to go through the entire growing season in order to get the crop you want to harvest months down the road. My husband Mark even took on a word for 2019 and now for 2020, and I have to say it’s really helpful for me to know his “one word” so I can cheer him on when I see him living it out, just as he has for me all these years. As in, "I'll take a pass on that one." Whoa, I just thought of another side to “enough” in terms of contentment: being content with the hours I’ve been given in each day; being content with 6 days of work. It's the most influential word, the one that most affected us as a society. This number to words converter can also be useful for foreign students of English (ESL) who need to learn both how to write and how to pronounce the cardinal and ordinal numbers. And BAM. Would you be able to describe 2020 in one word? He booked me a night at a beautiful Disney resort (Coronado Springs for the win! FGaines18. Don't just reject that idea out of hand; it's a good thought starter. That's something I need to get better at doing. One of the cultural touchstones that make the end of a year fun and interesting is the giving out of prizes for "[Whatever] of the Year." Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! I have done nothing to earn that love. Though we may not have all the answers this side of heaven, it feels good and right to grapple…and grappling with a friend like you is the best kind of grappling there is! I can leave my work unfinished for 24 hours so I can devote an entire day to resting, receiving God’s love, and sending that love back to Him and my people. You may grab 1-2 photos, but do not crop out a watermark, and please provide a link back to this site and ascribe proper credit. It can even help to answer a worksheet of cardinal and ordinal numbers. LifePoints. Here’s the story behind discovering my “one word” for 2020 and a close-up view of the mind-map I created in my planner to help me embrace this word from three different angles. It felt quite apropos: “The only people who get better are people who know that, if they never get better, God will love them anyway.” ―Steve Brown, A Scandalous Freedom, “…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” –Romans 5:8. Not for the faint of heart! Therefore, I would describe 2020 as ferocious. Click HERE to watch it. I’m a New York native making a home in Orlando, Florida with my hubby and our two little gals. BUT, there has been so much death and funny sh*t going on. I am enough as I am simply because God made me. That’s hard for me, y’all. Your email address will not be published. And just decided to be present where I was–a practice I’ve been hitting hard since January of last year (presence was my one word 2019!).

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