Saturday, December 27, 2008

One Word

Last year was the first time I chose a word to designate a theme for the year. I got this idea from Ali Edwards - who shares the motivation behind choosing one word on her blog. It's actually very empowering - I tend to get lost in the daily details, and having a word to focus on has helped me keep a handle on priorities. Last year the word I chose was "Balance." I needed to refocus myself and keep obligations in perspective. I believe it did help, although I must confess to forgetting about my word from time to time during the year.

This year my I hadn't even thought about choosing a word until I was talking with my friend. She already had her word chosen, and me ... not even a thought ... but as we talked I kept thinking one habit that really bothers me is procrastination! I have all this "stuff" I want to do, but realistically I probably can't do it all ... and yet, some of what I could accomplish just gets pushed away until later. When I tried to think of the opposite of procrastinate, I couldn't think of a single word! That's when came to the rescue! Tonight I found my word: DO! I am going to DO what I plan, and hopefully learn not to overplan for things I just can't physically accomplish (my '08 word Balance will probably come in handy here too. I may have to dust it off from time to time).

Of course, my bff has a great word for this year - if she would like to share it. She also chose a great word last year too - maybe she'll hit us up with both in the comments ... hint, hint. Do you have a word for the year? If so, I would love to hear your word and why you chose it.

happy stampin'


grandmajoan said...

My word for 2008 was blessed. Cause I have surely been blessed even tho I do not deserve it. The Lord is good to me. My word for 2009 is Giving. I want to be more giving - of my time, talent, money, etc. Thanks for letting me share.

A Stroke Above said...

My word for this year is BOOK. I have decided to write it. I have a soap opera life and God is my co-pilot through it all, so why not? If no one wants to read it, I have had fun putting it all together. Complete with stamping images hand colored, etc and bible verses. What fun! Thanks for the WORD! Linda Crowder

Marie said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I have chosen "fearless" for the year. Scripture says that God's perfect love casts out fear and I have too often let fear strong arm me. So this year...fearless!