I’m not a great one for New Year resolutions. Years of experience have told me that they are not worth bothering my head over. Why should just one day in the year be about making life changing decisions – and why if you fail should you feel flat and have to wait another 12 months? Every day is a new day and can contain a new start, whether the goal is deeply spiritual or as mundane as trying to lose weight.
So I half heartedly read Jean Wise’s New Year post on 1 January 2013 at Healthy Spirituality. Intrigued, clicked the link to the Oneword365 website. Was this something I could carry prayerfully throughout the year – a word that would tap me on the shoulder speaking truth and assurance into my heart, hopefully regularly? There were some instructions, to help me with choosing my one word. One word actually came to me immediately – too immediately I felt, so I partly explored and partly suppressed it. It was familiar, but too familiar. It has been part of my nom de plume for several years after all – perhaps that means something too? Was it my word for 2013?
That was 10 days ago, the time span I had given myself to decide/let a word choose me. I suppose I should have guessed. For all my searching for an alternative, that same word kept showing up and is still nudging me, so today I gave in!
My word for 2013 will be…
… and now it is decided I am really looking forward to the journey!
(PS. It’s never too late to join in)