While writing in my journal yesterday, (January 1st, 2013), one word jumped out at me. I love to discover the meaning of words, so I immediately delved into my tattered dictionary to uncover the meaning behind the word. Before divulging the word and its meaning, I need to bring understanding about why it was important to me.
My daughter-in-law, Felicity, recently wrote a blog post (you can find HERE) regarding her decision to be part of One Word 365 (their website is the banner at the top of this post). She simply chose one word, and allowed it to be a bit of a guiding light in her decisions this past year. Her post revealed the way the year had gone and its alignment with the word she had chosen. It was quite evident the word had been significant. Her word was Dare.
Along with this, our family has been “trying” to start a new Christmas/New Year tradition the past few years. (I wrote a post about it HERE). This tradition has been to write down the things we desire to see the Lord do in our lives throughout this next year, share them with one another and pray for each other in those areas through the year.
After reading Felicity’s blog, I wondered if we could simplify our “new tradition” into one word, and at the end of 2013 discover what had happened as a result of the word we each picked. On the One Word 365 website, it reads: “It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your word will shape you and your year. It will guide your decisions and help you grow.”
I LOVE that!
Hopefully, now you see the reason behind my search for a special word! To my amazement, it jumped right out of my heart and onto the page of my journal.
My one word, the meaning behind it, as well as the reason I love it….well, those are for another post. So, I’ll see you tomorrow…. for the rest of the story!