Do you have a Word? A Word that describes you or gives meaning to the direction you want your life to take…I know so many of you do! I have seen many of them and love the quotes and personal meanings behind why the word is meaningful to you.
Word of the Year…
I was introduced to this idea a couple years ago and loved it. The past couple years, I chose words that summarized how I wanted to live my life.
Last year I chose “Pause”…Pause and look around at what is really important, Pause and quit rushing…the boys are growing up too fast, Pause and remember.
It was nice to have a constant reminder of what is most important.
This year, I chose “Breathe.” Although, I still need to remember to “Pause.”
I need the reminder to calm down…the house will eventually be clean…
To take a deep breath…the boys are practicing their Independence because that is how I want them to be raised…So what if they wear the same two pair of pants over and over because those are the only two pairs they like….
Let the boys help…Even if they don’t do it the way I like or if they take f.o.r.e.v.e.r. Or if they make a Huge mess in the process. I’ll just take a deep breath again. And clean it up later.
Take life a day at a time…Try not to get overwhelmed…
Not everything on the To-Do list is going to get done and that is Okay….
I need to hear the word “Breathe” often…I need to see it too. I am easily overwhelmed and Always think I can accomplish more than I ever really can. (No one ever told me any single task takes 10 times longer with children.)
Sometimes it is a challenge to balance it all, but I am going to remember to “Breathe”…
“Pause” and “Breathe”…They kind of go hand in hand.
In order to help me focus on my word, I created these simple kitchen towels…Why towels? Because they hang everyday in the room I spend the majority of my time…the Kitchen. I will see them daily and be reminded to Pause and Breathe. (Plus, they turned out so stinking cute!)
How I made them…
I purchased white tea towels at Target and washed and ironed them. Then, using my Cricut, I cut the words out of iron-on vinyl and ironed them right on. If you do not have a cutting machine, iron on letters in cute fonts are readily available in craft stores.
Of course, I couldn’t leave them like that…Because I have an issue with keeping things simple.
So, I added some ball fringe and bright ric-rac. These can be sewn on or glued using fabric glue. Mine are for decoration only, so I glued them. If I was planning to use the towels frequently, I would sew them.
The perfect daily reminder to s.l.o.w. d.o.w.n….pause & breathe…
What’s Your Word?