When we were all little we dreamed of being the best at something.

I dreamed of being a painter, writer and actress.

I was the director, star and choreographer of every neighborhood play…hard to imagine I know:-)

I dreamed of showing my art in a gallery, writing a hugely successful novel or singing on Broadway.

I didn't dream of being mediocre.

Sometimes as we grow up we can forget the beautiful dreams we had for ourselves, the days blend together and gifts are forgotten.

I have seen on many blogs and Facebook that many of you are picking words for this year.

I don't do resolutions but I love picking a word that defines what I want for myself in the coming year.

This year I pick "extraordinary".

The definition for extraordinary is

{highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable}

I love words and these words are so inspiring.

I want my relationship with my husband to be highly unusual, exceptional, remarkable.

I want my children to look back on their days in our home as highly unusual, exceptional, remarkable.

If you are my dear friend I want you to know that you are treasured and our friendship is REMARKABLE.

I want to cherish the creative gifts I have and do something EXCEPTIONAL with them.

I want to spend time with the Lord each day and know that my relationship with Him is EXTRAORDINARY.

 I want to focus on what is truly important and give my time and energy to these things and do them in such a way that they become highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable!!

Do you have a word for this year?