Right now is about the time that you are thinking about making those New Year’s Resolutions or goals. My favorite thing is to look back at what went well and why, and what are the things I am going to pour my heart into this year. Usually that means getting a planner, Emily Ley is my favorite, and maybe some Power Sheets by Lara Casey to help me on my way.
Many of us do this process for yourselves individually but have you ever come up with an intention or mission for your family?
(Maybe not, because just the thought of getting everyone on the same page or having them be at attention for more than 5 minutes gives you anxiety sweats.)
It doesn’t have to be some long, drawn out, mission. One that causes stress because you just can’t get the wording right, or everyone doesn’t agree on everything. Nobody’s got time for that.
But what about joining our family as we continue our pledge to BE STRONG, PROTECT THE WEAK, LOVE EVERYONE?
It’s simple, yet powerful. And it can mean different things for different times in your life.
So here is our encouragement for your family in 2018:
1. Sit down with your family over a cup of cocoa or when you are out to dinner. Ask each other what you who you want to be in 2018? What are some things you want to be known for as a family?
2. What does BE STRONG look like to a 9-year-old or to a 45-year-old? What does the PROTECTING THE WEAK look like at school, work, playground, neighborhood,downtown, or college? You fill in the blank.
3. What are some real actions you can take to LOVE EVERYONE in your daily life, but also as a family effort?
4. Plan out times when you will LOVE in ACTION. Find a community group or organization you can volunteer with or serve once a month. Ask someone who knows more than you, and see if you can tag along. Always be looking with eyes wide open to others you can love.
Let’s come together not just as individuals, but as families and friends. As we pledge to:
PROTECT THE WEAK.
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