Many years ago I began making a list of intentions instead of resolutions for the new year. It is just a slight word change and yet it makes a difference in my mind. What do I intend for the new year? Here were my intentions for 2010.

Ruth's 2010 Intentions

Clearly with the new year on the brink, my 2011 intentions have been on my mind. This year I’ve been thinking about intentions in different areas of life, according to my roles:

  • What are my intentions as a mom?
  • What are my intentions as  a writer?
  • What are my intentions as a teacher?
  • What are my intentions as a writing coach?
  • What are my intentions as a friend?

The list goes on, but the bottom line is I’m considering my priorities and how I will spend my time in 2011. This coupled with my One Little Word helps me live an intentional and reflective life.

I’m still trusting a word will latch on to my heart for 2011. I’ve never been so near the end of the year without knowing what the next OLW will be. My previous words were: vitality, delight, give, genuine, grace.

How about you? What are your thoughts about goals for the new year? How are you planning to live your “one precious life?’