One Little Word

Wow. 2013 is coming to an end. Time has flown by!  With the end of the year, I begin to start thinking of what I want to focus on in the new year. Most of you have heard of Ali Edwards 'One Little Word' before, right? You pick a word and truly focus on it for the next 365 days. You live it. You meditate on it. You see where your word takes you.

This past year I chose the word 'anchor' to focus on. You can read about why I chose anchor, here. This past year I truly believe I embraced my word and lived it out. Heck, I even got it tattooed on my ankle. I am a changed person after a year-long concentration of anchoring myself.

My word for 2012 was downsize - as in lose weight and clear the clutter from my life. That year, I lost 20 pounds through sweat and less cookies. ;)

This year's word is one that chose me. My word has been popping up in various ways in my life over the last couple of weeks. In fact, I *thought* I knew what word I was going to choose but it just didn't sit right with me. My new word? I am not sure where it is going to lead me, but I know this is the right word for me.

My word for 2014 is…...

I am not sure where my word will lead me - but the Bible verse that I was reading when the word came to me was 2 Corinthians 4:6, which says:

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

Let my light shine out of darkness.

Yes, in 2014 I want to let my light shine.

So, whats your word for 2014? How did you pick your word?


  1. What a great, strong word! Best wishes with where your word takes you in the coming year! My word is pause. :)

  2. I love this word! I'll have to be thinking of mine.

  3. Awesome! I love that you choose a word and don't know where it'll take you. That is so cool.

    I just wrote about mine today, too :)

    Mine was chosen from very specific goals and habits I want to work on - that's just how my brain works :)

  4. This year my whole family chose a word for us as a group, which I posted about today:

    I have also selected a personal word, which I will post about in the next couple of days, and it is Initiative.


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