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.