What’s your goal?

Mine is to flourish!

This year my One Little Word is “flourish.” This is another one of Ali Edward’s brilliant ideas that I love. Basically, you choose a word at the beginning of each year and spend time throughout the year letting it simmer in your spirit. You work through it’ ¬†you let it challenge you; you let it shape you. Your pursue it and let it pursue you.

If I’m being honest with myself, I thought the most impact it would have would be with my essential oils business. While it has grown, I would not say that it’s flourishing. Sometimes I have an outcome in my head with regards to what something will look at, and it ends up being totally different.

I not only wanted my business to flourish, but also my relationships, my faith and my health. It turns out I am flourishing! But not where I thought. Shortly after the word flourish came to me, I found out that I had high blood pressure. Going to the doctor put me on a very bad path. I was put on medication short term while I worked on losing some weight. Then I had to go to the ER because I had a bad reaction to the medication. That night in January changed me forever. I seriously thought I was going to die. I made peace with the Lord knowing where I was going and let it go, at the same time scared of leaving my family.

The next medication they gave me wasn’t much better. I started having anxiety attacks and knew something was wrong. The doctor wanted to put me on anti depressants and send me to a psychiatrist! No way was I going to do that. My best friend told me she thought it was hormonal. Boy was she ever right! I finally went to a naturopath that another friend recommended and found out I had adrenal fatigue, the gland that is responsible for hormonal balance and that when the body has adrenal fatigue, menopausal symptoms are more severe.

With some minor changes in diet, giving up coffee (horrific!), and yoga I can say that my health is flourishing!!!! I’ve lost almost 30 pounds and feel better then I have in a very long time.

My goals are still to flourish in every aspect of my life. I’m beginning to put together plans for each area. I know there’s work involved here. I’m not just going to wish it into existence. I will be prayerful about all of it! I want my marriage to flourish. I want my relationship with my son to flourish. I want my relationships with friends and family to flourish. I want my business to flourish. And they will! Time to put some pen to paper!

How about you? What steps are you taking to achieve your goals?



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