I didn’t have a grand plan this year for any resolutions or choosing a word for my year, but I did kind of stumble up a theme. Probably mid-November I noticed that most of what I talked about and thought about focused a lot on the negative sides of conversation. I noticed even more that I had begun complaining about pretty much everything and honestly, I was tired of myself. And yet I couldn’t stop even though I knew what I was doing.

I was 7-8 months pregnant and while I think it is super lame to blame behavior on hormones because I believe that we are all responsible for how we treat others, I do think that being preggers had some to do with my negative outlooks. So I set my sights on having the baby and then working on changing my outlook after he was here.

I feel like I can make the biggest changes in how I talk and the way I choose my words to describe situations. I want to speak positivity to my family and friends and most of all to myself. By choosing positive words, I’m expecting joy to flow to all other aspects of my life: my thoughts, my actions, how I’m feeling.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Philippians 4:8

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