Sunday, December 26, 2010

Be Her...2011

I've been reflecting quite a bit recently about what I want to do for myself and my family in 2011. My goals in 2010 were fairly simple. I wanted to become more organized in my home. I feel I have made great strides in this area! D gave me a huge push forward by giving me a much wanted label maker for Christmas. He didn't really see the point, but now my drawers and bins are labeled. Maybe the children will actually be able to put things away correctly!

But for 2011, I've been thinking on who I want to BE. I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter...but I'm so much more than those family labels. And, in order to be better at those roles, I need to focus on self-improvement.

So, who do I want to BE?

I've spent time pondering this. My mind was drawn several time to Gordon B. Hinkley's 9 Ways to Be. Gordon B. Hinkley was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1995 until he passed away in 2008. Even if you aren't LDS, the teachings of President Hinkley and his Ways to Be, are things we can all benefit from.

In 2011, I will be focusing on one of the Bes each month and trying to incorporate them more in to my life.

January: grateful
February: smart
March: involved
April: clean
May: true
June: positive
July: humble
August: still
September: prayerful

You'll notice there are no Bes for October, November, and December...That's because those are my months to Be REALISTIC. LOL October starts our busy time of year. We go pretty much non stop those months and if you've read this blog for any length of time, you know that my blogging becomes very sporadic. I'm not going to promise anything of interest in those months except for updates on the fair, birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I would invite my readers to participate in the Be Her project for 2011. Drop me a comment and I will add you to the Be Her Blog Roll in the side bar. The requirements are pretty basic: Two posts a month on what you are doing to BE for that month's theme. A post at the beginning of the month to share the goal, and an accountability post at the end of the month.

Please grab a badge and add it to your blog! Then post along with me.


  1. I have grabbed the button and printed out the list! This will be perfect!

    My goal in 2011 was to set boundaries.. mainly b/c I have gotten lost somewhere and my family misses me. THIS is going to be GREAT!

    Thanks so much!

  2. Are we picking our own Be's? Or using yours? Either way, this sounds fun. I, myself, have picked 12 things I'm working on this year, but I'm doing them all at the same time. We'll see how that works.

  3. It's about BEing who you want to BE. You can use mine or your own. I'm not creative enough to come up wtih my own. LMK when you have a blog post up and I'll add you to the roll :)

  4. I am interested in this. Is there any way each month you could post a little paragraph summarizing what he means by each one? Things he suggests we can do to improve in those areas?

    I just don't have access to the book and I can't afford to order it, and it'd help me.

  5. Very nice .. I like your Be Her plan for the year!!

  6. Sounds good to me! I've spent so many years as wife, mother, and daughter that I don't know how to be Cassie. My posts so far this year have dealt with my plans and goals for 2011.

  7. I'm in. I found you via Lisa :-) I just have to actually sit down and, well, you know, BLOG. I'll let you know when I do. Hopefully tomorrow.

  8. Okay. I mentioned you tonight. My list to "BE" goes up tomorrow morning around 10. Or 11. Or 9. Depending on where you are in the country.

  9. Hi Micki,

    I'd like to participate please!



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