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.