just one word.
How did that go for me?
Well, as I mentioned in my mid-year check-in, Intentional - Part Deux, my intentionality did not get lived out as I had intended for it to, however, I definitely was intentional throughout 2011---all the way up to the very end.
Another thing happened throughout the year that I noticed as well. It really stared me in the face around Christmas. In 2011 there were also times when I was UNintentional.
Yes, I know we all do and say things that cause unintentional side effects. My unintentionality, however, was partially the culprit in some disappointment and even hurt feelings during our family's Christmas time together.
You know the scene...
Stress is building.
Unintentional, unexpected tears are shed related to said stress build-up.
Close family member reacts in a way that unintentionally makes stress and tears more abundant.
Fast forward through some awkward moments of family member's bad mood at family gathering...
(Most likely many unintentional, unkind words have been said by me at various times up to this point, by the way)
Now it is Christmas morning (on a Sunday)...
Sitting in the living room with family enjoying watching the children enjoy the Santa presents...
Unintentionally lose track of time...
We have completely unintentionally missed gathering together at church as a family to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who was born on this day we are celebrating with these Santa gifts.
Additionally we have disappointed another dear family member who so longed to share this special time together as a family at church.
UNintentionality at its
So, yes, I have been intentional throughout 2011...
...but I have also been unintentional when it mattered most.
How about you?
Can you relate to my UNintentionality?
Also, did you have a One Word for 2011?
If so, what was it and how did it go for you?
If not, would you consider focusing on One Word for 2012
and sharing your word and experience with me as well as
in the One Word 365 Community?