Hello, and welcome back, my friends! I am so glad to be back to the blog, starting a new year with you. I hope your holidays were fantastic, and I just want to start a new year of blogging by saying how thankful I am for each of you. It’s going to be a great year!
Now, let’s get on with things!
A lot of words are spoken in an entire year.
If God has numbered the hairs on our heads, perhaps He knows how many words we speak. I sure don’t.
The thing about words is that many of them are not that important. Many of them are sort of carelessly spoken. Some, you wish could be taken back. Some remain unspoken, despite our deep desire to let them out. Others are not heard, or misunderstood, or come out at the wrong place at the wrong time.
What if you could sum up your hopes for an entire year with one word.
That’s the point of One Word 365, as I interpret it. My friend, Alece Ronzino of Grit and Glory started the One Word community a few years ago, encouraging people to focus on just one word for the coming year. Because New Year’s resolutions are needlessly wordy and almost always forgotten. One word could be about goals, tangible or intangible. It’s a filter and a prism to view your life through. It’s a prayer, a meditation, a focus or a goal.
This year, I’m jumping on board. I’m making One Word part of my year.
What word is going to shape my 2013?
That’s my one word this year. Create.
Honestly, “create” was my sort of unofficial word last year, as I was writing my book (which happens to deal quite a bit with, coincidentally, creating.) But this year, I’m making it my official word.
Because this is a year when I share the fruits of my creation. We’re going to be talking quite a bit about Life After Art as we near its release on April 1. The book has been a labor of love for me and I hope it is a blessing to you.
Because I realized last year that we are all creating things constantly. My choices in life boil down to what I am creating out of my life each day.
Because the world desperately needs people who are willing to devote themselves to purposeful creating.
Because if we don’t busy ourselves with creating, then we are busy taking. And I just don’t see how the people of God can serve others if we are only taking. The world is full of forces that destroy and steal already. I don’t want to be among them.
I don’t want the sum of my life to be what have I consumed, what I have taken, what I have bought, what I have purchased…
I want the sum of my life to be what I created.
We’ll see how that goes. One day at a time, right?
Your turn! Jump on board with me and make 2013 all about just one word. Tell me what your one word might be!