January 2, 2013

One Word 2013 - A Resolution

What’s this all about, you ask? Alece at OneWord365.com had a great idea to come up with One Word to really shape your upcoming year. Rather than a huge list of resolutions, this One Word becomes a theme about where you are focusing in 2013. I love how she describes it:

Forget New Year’s Resolutions. Scrap that long list of goals you won’t remember three weeks from now anyway. Choose just one word.

One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.

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.

Discover the big impact one word can make.

One word. 
365 days. 
A changed life.

What do you want to focus on in 2013?
It can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought, a feeling, an action, or a character trait. Your word will be a reminder, a nudge. Something you can reflect on, that will challenge you, that will inspire you.

Your word can be anything you want it to be. All that matters is that it has personal meaning for you.

This is your word. It needs to resonate with your heart, no one else’s.

~ One Word 365

Last year, Melanie at Only a Breath.com, offered to make FREE One Word blog buttons, customized with YOUR word.  It was a HUGE success, with word spreading FAST.  She has extended the offer to us all again this year!!  Request your free customized button here.

About the design:

This design was created to symbolize our daily focus around each “theme” word. Each dot represents days as the year passes and the steps we make to incorporate the “One Word” into our lives.

At the beginning of the year, each step might be small and farther between (like the dots at the top)… then as the year progresses, each step becomes larger until they start to just blur together… and the “One Word” becomes part of all we do, incorporated into each day as a habit we have each cultivated. 

~Only a Breath

What's my One Word for 2013?

The Lord has been speaking to me constantly about being joyful - the completeness of His joy - that it resonates beyond circumstance, yet in the midst of it - pursuing, seeking, and finding joy, fun, and reasons to celebrate - and being a JOYFUL MOTHER OF CHILDREN {psalm 113:9}.  :) 
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I invite you to join me in attainable commitment.

...Resolved intentionality.  

God bless you in this new year!!!  :)

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  1. This is a great idea & I just want to add, be sure and ask the Lord to help you select the word! This is the second year I am doing this & WHY I am so surprised when the Lord speaks so clearly to me! It still amazes me that He answers my prayers! God bless you! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

  2. This was my word last year! :) This year my word is HOPE. I'll be posting about it tomorrow...and likely throughout the year as God uses it to challenge and change me.


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