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Friday, January 11, 2013

One Word 2013

Last year I saw that some people were picking one word to concentrate on. Maybe their word was "Love", or "Grace" or "Family" but whatever the one word was, it was the focus of their thoughts for the year. So much easier to focus on one word than a "To Do List" of resolutions to work on, most of which I will forget about in no time. 

I liked the idea so much so that I went to One Word Three Sixty Five this year to sign up. I jumped on board. To make this even easier to join, over at Only a Breath you can recieve your free blog button in 2 different sizes to use and all you have to do is "like back" your word post to her. Then on the 15th of each month, join the community as we talk about what our One Word has taught us over the month.
Thank you so much Melanie.

So my one word is  

This year I choose to seek out and find joy in everyday things.  We've had such bad news as a nation last year didn't we?  We start to see all the negativity in the world and we become cynical about life in general.

Yet life is full of 

choose to focus on Joy.  The joy of simple things like relaxing in a bubble bath with no distractons. The joy of climbing into a warm bed (thanks to the electric blanket) and clean sheets to drift off to the land of nod.
The Joy of a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning
The joy of a dog's cold nose right up againt your face
The joy of holding the hand of the one I love most on this earth.

All of these joys remind me that even in the midst of troubles (and we all have troubles) there is joy, if we only look for it. 
So my one word for 2013 is
Do you have one word for 2013?
Have a wonderful and Joyous weekend.


  1. As you have probably already figured out Joy is my word for the year also. I am focused on finding joy in the everyday, ordinary things. Wishing you a "joy full" year! :)

  2. Oh, I love this idea! And your blog button is gorgeous. I'm the world's worst at keeping resolutions so maybe this will be the thing for me.

    I hope you find tons and tons of joy this year!

  3. I found my joy, it is life with you! You are my joy! I'll help you find as much Joy as I can!

  4. Epiphany is my word for 2013. I'm excited to see God revealed in new ways as the year unfolds.

  5. Joy is a good one. I considered using it, but I've decided to go with Thanks. Thanks for the info on the buttons. I've requested one and when I get it, I'll make my post.

  6. I love that, Lynn Marie! And Joy is the perfect one word to have! We can choose joy in the midst of any circumstances though it may be hard!

    I like this:

    J. Jesus First
    O. Others Second
    Y. Yourself Last

    Don't you love that?

    Anyway, thanks for sharing this. I want joy too!

    Have a great weekend, my friend! Thank you for all your visits to my blog....and for your friendship!


  7. How neat that you decided to check her out! I like your word and button!! It is sometimes hard to find joy; some people never find it; to concentrate on it for the next year is certainly going to be a challenge, but I'm sure one you are worthy to undertake! Should indeed be a joyous year!



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