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Monday, January 21, 2013



That is my word for 2013.

I have a very simple explanation for it:

It seems that most of my New Year's Resolutions focus on all of the things I am not. All of the things I don't have. All of the things that are out of my reach for one reason or another.

Sometimes it's taxing to focus so much on the don't haves. This year I want to focus on the haves.

Because even though we are in debt--still paying for Joel's schooling and Chloe's birth, most notably--we have so very much. Even if our paychecks went down a bit this year because of all of the fiscal cliff mumbo jumbo (which I promise I don't take lightly), we have so much in comparison to much of the world.

Even if I am not entirely pleased with things like my weight or my INability to keep the house perfectly clean, I have many, many talents which I do well and don't struggle with.

I want to focus on the things I can do, and do them better than ever.

I want to focus on the blessings I have, whether they be spiritual, physical, financial, or familial.

And that's it.

This year, I won't worry about what I can't do because there are so many things I can do.

So here's to an abundant 2013, in which I am more grateful than I have ever been.

For I have been richly blessed.


  1. I love this post, especially,

    "This year, I won't worry about what I can't do because there are so many things I can do."

  2. You are so wise, Lara! I really love your word, and your reasoning for it. I wish you a very abundant year!

  3. Brilliant. I may have to copy you...I know what focusing on what I lack has done for me: nothing good!

  4. Genius. People that use that word are very smart. :)

  5. I love this word of the year. MOst words have my friends have been choosing inspire hard work, or perseverance, or something along those lines. I love the idea of the word reminding one of one's rich blessings.

    Well done!

  6. This is such a great perspective. I look forward to seeing how it influences your year!

  7. That is so fantastic, what a perfect word for the year!

  8. You are so lovely. In word. In thought. In form. Personally, I thought you were stunning when I met you in real life. But you're beautiful in more than just the physical. I love how you make all things feel reachable.