“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
-Edith Lovejoy Pierce
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“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”
Before I share my one word for 2013, I want to share a brief overview to those readers who may not know what I mean by my one word for 2013. This is an excerpt from the My One Word website:
“If you’re like most people, each January goes something like this: You choose a problematic behavior that has plagued you for years and vow to reverse it. In fact, you can probably think of two or three undesirable habits—make that four or five.
Thus begins the litany of imperfections to be perfected commonly known as “New Year’s Resolutions.” All of which are typically off your radar by February.
‘My One Word’ is an experiment designed to move you beyond this cycle. The challenge is simple: lose the long list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick ONE WORD.
This process provides clarity by taking all your big plans for life change and narrowing them down into a single focus. Just one word that centers on your character and creates a vision for your future. So, we invite you to join us and pick one word for the next twelve months.”
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”
From my choice of quotes and photos, you may have guessed my one word. The word is peace. As I considered what word to choose for my one word for 2013, many words came to mind. Cherish, rest, order, simple, balance…And many more. I looked around on the internet for ideas. And I prayed to figure out a good word to help me grow this year. I slept on it, ruminated on it. There’s so much I want to work on. It was really difficult finding or discovering that one word for 2013. But I realized that when I truly stop and work on relaxing and pray and meditate on having peace of mind, all the clutter inside and around me becomes less overwhelming. Worry is replaced by productive action, writing, and problem solving. I start to remember again what’s important. The peace usually does not come easily, so I know I need to “work at it”. For that reason, peace is my one word for 2013.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”
If you are interested in the concept of choosing one word for the year, below are some articles that can help you get started. I found several different websites on the concept of choosing one word. One site is religious, one promotes an online workshop, another you may use a Linky to share your word and post with other bloggers, and one is geared towards college students at the University of the Pacific. These and a few other sites are also helpful in giving ideas for your one word. You can also use PicMonkey, at no cost, to create a badge with a photo and the one word. If you choose to join in, Happy Word Finding/Discovering.
🙂 Happy New Year and Peace to All!!! 🙂
- My One Word (motherwifestudentworker.wordpress.com)
- My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word (myoneword.org)
- One Little Word (www.bigpictureclasses.com)
- One Word 365 (oneword365.com)
- How to Find Your One Word Resolution: Tips and Tricks (beccaobergefell.com)
- Powerful One Word Quotes l Affirmations That Can Change Your Life (www.squidoo.com/one-word-quotes)
- One Word Project (pacificoneword.org)
- Choose One Word to Set the Tone for Next Year (www.happiness-project.com)