Each year, I get a new pair of Converse shoes for Christmas and I connect them with my yearly word. Every time I wear my shoes, I remember my goal for the year. It helps to, literally, wear a reminder on my feet.
Over the last four years, I have chosen the following words:
Some years have gone better than most. Trust and hope were the most successful years. Last year, I didn't do too well, but am continuing to try to be more and more healthy this year.
But, this year, I have bigger things on my mind. At the end of the summer, and into the fall, my life will have some big changes, if things go according to plan. I hate to be cryptic, but I am not in the position to reveal any of what these changes will be, except for the fact that I want to move into a bigger place. The first step will be moving out of my current apartment and into a new one. If I can successfully, things will begin to change drastically after that. I promise that I will tell you more as the year goes on.
However, in order to accomplish all of these plans, I will need quite a bit of money. I earn enough money to fulfill my goals, but I have been terrible at setting money aside, to be used at another time. I'm more like the grasshopper than the ant. :)
So, my word for 2017 is SAVE.
The average reader may be confused with my word and the fact that I just took on new sponsorships. How can I save if I spend?
The truth is, the bible tells us that the more we give to God's children, the more we will be rewarded. I don't want to make it sound like I am giving to charity just to be rewarded, of course. But, I believe that sponsorship children will not prevent me from completing my own goals. I remain hopeful that God will guide me through each of my goals, starting with putting money into my savings account each week.
Feet, don't fail me now!