08 January 2012

2012 Phrase

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; 
he will rejoice over you with gladness; 
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

I was trying to think of my 2012 "word".  Something for me to aspire to or remind myself of over the coming months.  But I couldn't really find one word that spoke to me.  However, on new year's day, one of my friends said "this one will be better" and I thought, yes - it will.  How simple is that?  Not "I have to shoot for the moon, be perfect, seek peace in every moment, achieve to be something new," but simply this one will be better.

This year I will be in the moment a little 
more often and this one will be better.

This year I will try not to be frustrated
with people who don't want to learn. 
Acceptance will make this one better.

I will let go of the life I planned and live 
the life I have and this one will be better.

I will remember the happy times for 
the gifts they are and this one will be better.

I will make more of an effort for hobbies 
and fun and less for housework, 
and this one will be better.

I will take more pictures as art to stretch 
my comfort zone, so this one will be better.
I will say thank you more often, for all 
kinds of things and this one will be better.

I will write more notes and send photos 
just because, so this one will be better.

I will find some new way to become involved 
in my community and this one will be better.

I will reach out to friends and family and make 
sure in their world, this one will be better.


Jan n Jer said...

Awesome shot and beautiful words to live by!

The Nature Jotter said...

wonderful photo!

TexWisGirl said...

what a great post, m.e.! i hope every one of these is true!

Anonymous said...

Very nice shot and verse. And like your words, your plan to be better. Excellent!

Bethany said...

What a wonderful verse that you chose!
And beautiful shot!

Jeanne said...

Very good thinking for a new year, and love your photo!

Kristen said...

What a great star burst captured in the sunlight. Your reflections are lovely as well.

Aunt Rita said...

So glad you enjoyed the gingerbread man/cookie...hope he was consumed along with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Happy New Year!

Judy said...

I've always loved that scripture, and I love how the sun pierces through the tree branches. The sun's rays are crystal clear.

And yes this year will be better, Amen!


Mom of M&Ms said...


love this... one word is hard to choose

Amanda said...

Amazing starburst!!!

Tänia said...

Great goals for your New Year and beautiful pic and scripture. Blessings!

Tänia of Simply God's Girl

julandmatt said...


Great blog post today. I will carry this with me today.

elizabeth said...

I love, not only your photo, but your words...here's to a better year in Him!

Anita Johnson said...

Looking forward to a bright new year too! God Bless!

Laura said...

what a great idea!

Inger-M said...

This is an awesome post, and "this one will be better" is a wonderful phrase to live by! Have a very happy year!

Deborah said...

How beautiful ... and such wonderful, meaningful goals for your new year!
I'm hoping for a better year, as well! Have a blessed weekend! :)