Find Joy in the Journey Print

Hey there friends!

A few months ago I did a guest post for my friend Lara at Less Cake More Frosting. She picks ONE word every year to focus on, and asked if I would pick a word and share it with you too. I thought I would share it with you today.

The word I’ve chosen for the entire year is:

I find myself not ENJOYING life enough, and I’m sick of it. I always have things to do, and that probably won’t change but I am going to make an extra effort to not take on extra responsibilities if I don’t have to, find more time to spend with my family and friends (and less time on the computer) and more time enjoying life in general, especially when things don’t go as planned.

I hate to admit it but I can often be found grumpy when I’m overwhelmed and stressed out. This can even happen when something really small and insignificant happens, which is absolutely ridiculous and I really want to change that.

There was a talk given by a leader of my church several years backed called “Finding Joy in the Journey”. I recently re-read this talk and want it to be my motto for the entire year (and the rest of my life) since it really is so profound and true. He talks about how we sometimes get so caught up in the world and often find ourselves not enjoying life and our family as much as we should. He also talks about how one day mothers will profoundly miss the fingerprints on the windows and piles of laundry that cover the house with young children. I’ve seen how quickly my own kids are growing up, and I see this already happening, and more than anything I don’t want to regret not ENJOYING that time more.

Having said that, I am going to try my darndest to just ENJOY life and everything that comes my way. I know it won’t be easy, but I know my life will be better and my family and I will be happier if I can truly embrace this new way of life.


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  1. 1

    Great word for the year! It’s so hard to enjoy the journey somedays. Love the quote!

  2. 2

    Fantastic words to live by! Thanks for sharing! Please consider following my blog Thanks a bunch!!!
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  3. 3

    AMEN! I feel the same way. As a single parent who does… everything… I am cheating myself in all the JOYS of parenting and just everyday occurances of my life. Thanks for sharing! I feel less alone in my grumpy past and more inspiried for JOY.

  4. 4

    So true…I love this!
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