Do you pick a word for the new year?
17 years ago, I started praying and asking God to give me a theme for the new year. I found the theme helped me learn a little faster, keep my focus a little sharper...(letting go was a theme one year and most of my decisions were filtered through the lessons I was learning about letting go-)
When I started blogging 8 years ago, Ali Edwards was doing One Little Word workshops & helping people choose one-little-word for the new year. Inspired by Ali’s One-Little-Word, I decided to replace my theme-for-the-year and boil it down to a single word.
I’ve been picking one-little-word ever since.
The word that’s on my heart for 2016 is :
Ann Voskamp says:
“… this is the only way to slow down time:
When I fully enter into the current moment …”
Think about it. A moment is an instant. It’s here. It’s gone. Just like that.
This moment, the one I’m in …the one you’re in right now…those moments will never come again.
I don’t want to miss my moments by being preoccupied or absent.
When I’m with family and friends, I don’t want to ignore them by staring into the phone or computer or TV.
I don’t want to waste my moments by spending them doing useless things…like worrying or spending hours online.
I want to choose well the way I spend my moments.
Hopefully my one-word will remind me to fully enter the current moment.
Do you pick one-word for the new year? If you do, would you take a second and share it?
xo Sending love my friends…
(And since my job (and my calling) involve this blog and social media, I’m going to make every effort in the coming year NOT to waste your moments my friends. I’m praying that you and I will be able to help each other find inspiration for what matters most.)
Last year my word was Love-
And honestly, although the word is overused and under appreciated, I learned a lot about love in 2015.
How difficult it is to love someone who was not entirely lovable…but with God’s help, it’s not only possible, it’s a joy.
When Mike was so sick last spring, I found myself astounded at how deeply rooted our love for each other was.
And if I live to be 100, I’ll ever be surprised by the love of God.