Have you heard of “One Word”?
The basic idea of the One Word movement is to lose the long list of New Year’s Resolutions we strangle ourselves with each year and pick one word to focus on for the next 12 months.
In 2014, the word I chose was PEACE. In 2015, I can’t even remember the word I chose (shows how much of an impact I made THAT year, eh?!) and in 2016, I chose the word WELL.
Enter 2017. To be honest, I struggled with choosing a good word to use this year, because I just felt like, since the arrival of the twins, life is just so FULL. It’s full of wonderful things and not-so-wonderful things, but it’s full nevertheless. How on earth could I get to a quiet place where I can focus on one word when there’s so much commotion?
And then, it hit me. FULL. There’s my word.
Happy New Year, y’all! 2016 – I can’t hardly BELIEVE it!!! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe celebration with those you treasure!
I started doing this “one word” thing a few years ago. Basically, instead of a “New Year’s Resolution”, per se, you choose one word and speak it over the year to come. I really liked the idea. So I’ve kept on doing it.
This year the word I’m choosing is “well”.
And it goes back to this:
I love the line that says, “Whatever my lot…it is well with my soul.”
If you read yesterday’s post, you saw that I mentioned something called One Word. Instead of a New Year’s Resolution, the new thing is called One Word: a word you choose to focus on for the next year.
I thought about this for a long time, and I came up with lots of words. But the one that stuck out the most to me was: PEACE.
I’m not the most peaceful person in the world, believe it or not. Between my Type A personality and my OCD tendencies, I can get wound up pretty quickly. And that’s definitely not my favorite thing about myself.