John 10:10

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What does it mean to thrive?

Main Entry: thrive 
Pronunciation: \ˈthrīv\
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): thrived or throve \ˈthrōv\thrived also thriv·en \ˈthri-vən\thriv·ing \ˈthrī-viŋ\
Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse thrīfask, probably reflexive of thrīfa to grasp
Date: 13th century
1 : to grow vigorously : flourish
2 : to gain in wealth or possessions : prosper
3 : to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances —often used with on s on conflict>
— thriv·er  \ˈthrī-vər\ noun

Thrive. (2010). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.

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I love this. This is what I want for Joe and I, for our children. I want more than a day to day existence. I desire to "grow vigorously". There is always something new to learn or try. There is always  an obstacle to overcome...that's what causes growth. Although we may not be gaining in wealth or  possessions, we are prospering. We are most definetly progressing toward a goal, despite circumstances. My goal is to not waste a day but to invest in my family ,even in a small manner, each and every day. That takes a mind-set. It is something I have to do on purpose. Just like I need to make Jesus first each morning. It does not just happen naturally. Life and chaos happen naturally. To go beyond that, to see the sweetness and blessing each day, each moment has to offer, that takes effort. I don't accomplish this everyday....not even every other day. But, I want too, because I have tasted it, and it is good.

Psalm 34:8

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

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