I think my grandma says that...but whatever she means is probably not the same as what I mean by "my word".
I've been inspired by Farley from Oh Boy, Fourth Grade and Ali Edwards to choose my very own word for 2012. I just happen to love words, so this is rather exciting! It was also a challenge to choose my own one little word (OLW). I picked a word, but then felt not so comfortable with it. I discussed it with my dogs (because if I mentioned it to my husband he might say something annoying like, "Is this one of those dumb linky parties?"). Then I decided that I need to stick with my original word...because I need it. It would be much more comfortable (and like me) to choose a word that guarantees automatic comfort and success. But, one little word describes what I need in my life... faith. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone who said, "don't worry" to me would say, "have faith" instead? Maybe I should make a t-shirt so they know that saying "don't worry" sends me over the edge, but that hearing "have faith" seems more like a friendly reminder.
I am going to try really hard to have faith that my family will find a house to buy.
I will examine my religious faith (I have faith in God, but have been struggling with my church...or maybe it's just Catholic guilt).
I will have faith that our parenting decisions are strong and will continue to guide our children positively.
I will try to have faith that no matter what decisions are made in my district/state, I will continue to love teaching because I do love kids.