...a few years ago I discovered a blog called "word365" in which, instead of making New Years resolutions, you chose a word, a guiding word, a word to which you would use throughout the year to ground you, to turn to when you needed strength and guidance. I believe this word to be given to me by my Lord and in the past few years I have chosen from my heart words that have a deeper meaning to me. Some of them have helped guide me through some difficult times by reminding me to turn my heart and soul to my higher spirit. "Nourish" has served me well as I continue to do all I can to take care of my health and to recover from several surgeries. "Be" was the word for last year and probably not the best choice for me as it ended up being to vague.
I like the idea of not making resolutions that I know I will never keep, at least not for very long. I have had so many rumbling and tumbling in my head and this year especially I have struggled with choosing the 'right' one for me. I needed something to enrich my life....maybe "enrich." I needed something to awaken my creative side, which I miss so much...maybe "create." I wanted something to help me with something I struggle with often...maybe "perspective." I just wanted to find peace with the struggles...maybe "Grace." Of all the words I pondered I kept coming back to one. One that gives me hope not only for myself but for the darkness of this world...a light...a candle to shine, and this is what the Lord put on my heart;
Imagine. I hope if you are searching for a 'word' that your heart will lead you to the perfect one for your life. If you haven't tried this I encourage you to check it out and see what others are choosing and how they are using their word in their lives. Happy New Year.....imagine what we could do if we all worked together to eradicate the darkness. Shine on my friends.