random thoughts

My son’s school has adopted The Virtues Project.  When I first heard this I was somewhat skeptical.  I think because it didn’t seem down to earth enough for elementary school students.  But every classroom has a poster with all 52 virtues listed.  Parker’s teacher refers to them when appropriate.  Every month the school adopts a different virtue –  they learn about it, they look for it in their classmates and they try to practice it.  My son is listening and I like what he is hearing and learning.

This month the virtue is purposefulness –

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish, and concentrate on your goals. Do one thing at a time, without scattering your energies. Some people let things happen. When you are purposeful, you make things happen.

One of the problems that I (and many moms) have is staying focused, getting things done.  I was reading my friend Moki’s blog today and her word of the year is just that, focus.  I need to focus, but I need to take the next step as well.  I need to focus and be mindful.

My word of the year is purposefulness.  Maybe these thoughts aren’t as random as I thought. 

Have you adopted a word for the year?  Here is a nice starting point.

Comments 2

  1. Sophie January 23, 2010

    My word for the year is "persevere." Partly because I have trouble with the focus issue, starting things but never really finishing; and partly because it was something my grandmother always said.

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