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Friday, January 1, 2016

My Word ~ 2016

Happy New Year!
Two Thousand and Sixteen, WOWZERS!!! I have spent the last week and a half thinking of what my word should be for this year.
The people over at OneWord365 state the concept as:
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 one word will shape not only your year, but also you. It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.
Discover the big impact one word can make.
One word. 365 days. A changed life.
One night I woke up in the middle of the night with a word on my heart. It is a familiar word but I just had to look up the definition to be sure. Since that night I have been evaluating and planning how to incorporate my word for this new year.
So far I have used the following words:
2011 & 2012 ~ LOVE
2014 ~ Focus
2016 will be the year of  DILIGENCE. Diligent to my God, my husband & children, my home, my homeschooling duties, my photography, and myself.
Diligence is defined as an effort he or she puts towards balanced and holistic development in mental, physical, social and spiritual dimensions. ~source
These are the things that have been on my heart and where I need to focus my energy. I hope to do monthly updates to keep myself accountable and so that I will be able to look back and see my progress.
So, do you pick a word for the year? If so, I would love to hear what it is. Drop me a line in the comments and let’s have a conversation.

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