Tuesday, January 17, 2017

{one little goal} #sol17

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My twin six year old daughters know about "one little words." Last year, I was on a mission to live out happy. Happy this and happy that and just the word happy was plastered wherever I could possibly remind myself of my one little word.  Even the wallpaper on my phone. (Notice my one little word from 2016 to the right. -->)

Last week when the girls returned to school, I was happy to hear that as I was contemplating my one little word for the year, they were also thinking about a goal for the year too.

"Mommy, we talked about goals for the new year.  I chose healthy," P. explained.

"Me too! I chose healthy too!" M. exclaimed.  "I said I would exercise with my family, eat more fruits and vegetables, and also eat fish and chicken."

"I said I would exercise too.  I even said I would only eat dessert once a week," P. responded to her sister.

"Wow! I think it's a great word for all of us this year," I added.

"It's my goal, but it's like your one little word you do. Is that your word too?" M. asked.

"No, I think I have another word, but they still go together. Hey, do you want to make your own visual reminder, like I do? You can make your own and we can hang it as a reminder of your goal. What do you think?" I asked.

Of course, there was a resounding YES! I pulled out my phone, opened the "Word Swag" app and handed M. the phone. They each created their own visual. I printed multiple copies, laminated them, and they are ready to post around the house as our reminder of their one little word.

I am absolutely thrilled that my daughters, at six years of age, understand the importance of setting goals, focusing on living healthy, and owning a one little word (goal) for the year. A reminder for us all.

Something I just love.


  1. This is awesome! Cherries and cheers to your girls for this wonderful OLW.

  2. Smart girls, just like their mama (and grandmother)!

  3. Focussing on OLW helps all of us to acheive our goals. So happy the girls are diligent about having their own little word for the year. We all need to focus on "healthy". Still waiting to hear your own OLW for 2017.

  4. This post just warmed my heart on many levels. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Inspiring! (and are the twins always so attuned to each other?)

  6. This post makes me smile....smart girls....smart mamma.

  7. I love when One Little Words become a family affair! Here's to living healthy in 2017!

  8. Awww, that's awesome! I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to do stuff like this! For now, I love sharing it with my students, and I can only imagine how much better it will get when I can share it with her!

  9. That is so, so cool! Healthy living for the WHOLE family! I can't believe your girls are six. It feels like yesterday that you were writing about potty training them!
    What is your word? Have you written about it?


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