"I exist to LIVE this life to the fullest, to selflessly serve others with my WHOLE heart, and to die with NO regrets"!
Heath and I have also been working on our family mission statement. We thought about making it one or two sentences, expressing the essence of our family. That seemed difficult to have children understand and be able to repeat. Since this is our family mission statement, we needed it to be a little more tangable. Heath came up with the great idea of having a acronym. That seems like a great way to keep it simple, and have it easily remembered and apply it to our lives. Heath and I refer to our family as Team Kahler, and that seemed to be a good acronym to fit our mission statement into.
We took a drive to Estes Park today. Since my personal mission statement was now intact, I felt that our family's mission needed finishing. We seized this opportunity, and our family mission statement is as follows:
T - Teamwork
E - Earnest
A - Attitude
M - Magnanimous
K - Kind
A - Active
H - Honest
L - Laughter
E - Equality
R - Respect
Teamwork is work done by several people with each doing a part that contributes to the efficiency of the whole. Earnest is a seriousness in intention, purpose or effort. Atitude is a feeling or emotion toward a fact or state. Magnanimous is a showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit. To be kind is to be sympathetic or helpful in nature. Active is to be engaged in full time service. To be honest is to be marked by high integrity. To laugh is to find amusement or pleasure in things. Equality is to be like in quality, nature or status. Respect is to hold others in high or special regard.
So there it is, my and our family's mission statements. It is my hope that these can keep us focused and help us develope goals that are in line with our mission.