2016 Word of the Year

My 2016 Word of the Year will be mercy. 

I needed a word that would remind me to be gracious when things go wrong. 2016 is the year I will become a mother. It is also the year I am going to again try to get into graduate school. It will be a year of completely uncharted territory for me. 

I am going to make mistakes. My family and friends are probably going to make me a little crazy. My daughter, like all babies, is going to be incredibly selfish and needy. 

I don't know what this year will hold. 

All I know is that it will contain challenges that I really hope I can face with dignity and grace. 

I am going to have to work on showing mercy. To myself, to my child, to my family, to my co-workers. There is literally no aspect of my life that couldn't benefit from me showing mercy and compassion to others

I want to stop being so self-righteous. I want to give other people the benefit of the doubt. 

Hubby & I got into an argument yesterday. It was involved some negative assumptions, which all of us are guilty of making sometimes. But I don't want to do that anymore. I want to assume the best of people, not the worst.

This year is probably going to be really hard. 

It's also hopefully going to be incredibly rewarding. 

My goal is to approach theses challenges and show mercy both to myself and others during these tough times. Hopefully this small (but difficult) change within myself will inspire others and improve my relationships as well as overall mentality. 

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