One Word – It’s That Time Of year

by Alli

My one word for 2014 – Forget New Year’s Resolutions! They don’t usually last, do they? I’m going with One Word for the new year. 

Have you heard about One Word Three-Sixty-Five?  I was introduced to One Word by reading a post by another blogger and I was intrigued.  

The post leads me to a website that explains the precept of One Word. It’s encouraging us to pick one word to focus on for the entire year. You can find more information at One Word 365


As I read about One Word, my mind immediately went into overdrive trying to find my one word for the year. The One Word website explains it like this:

What do you want to focus on in the new year?

“It can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought, a feeling, an action, or a character trait. Your word will be a reminder, a nudge. Something you can reflect on, that will challenge you, that will inspire you”.

After reading the paragraph above, I got all excited about how easy it would be to remember one word, every day, all year long.

After mere moments of contemplating, I choose the word love.

I would like every action, every thought, every word, everything I do to be motivated by love.

No, I’m not a mean person, but I want to expand my love walk. If I keep the word love in my thoughts daily, I do believe I will be much more conscious of allowing love to guide me in every decision I make.

My one word, love, will shadow me for the entire year.  I may feel like that word is dogging me at times!  

I may get sick of that word, but I hope that by keeping my one word, love, close to me, in my heart and my mind, I will be a little bit nicer, a little more forgiving, a little kinder, and a little gentler.

Love Does No Wrong 

I need to meditate on this!

Romans 13:10 – Love does no wrong to one’s neighbor [it never hurts anybody]. Therefore love meets all the requirements and is the fulfillment of the Law.


I’m Excited About My One Word 2014

I’m so excited!  Will you join me? Let’s do this together! It will be so much fun!  

And I’ll check in with you from time to time throughout the year.

Your word can be anything you want it to be! It only took a few moments for my word to find me.

It may take you mere seconds or longer, much longer, to find your word or for your word to find you. That’s OK!

When I told my husband about me joining the One Word bandwagon, he decided to jump on, too. His word is Forward. That’s a great word for a pastor, isn’t it?

When you find your word or your word finds you, please leave a comment with your one word for the year!  I would love to hear all the different words that you all come up with!

Happy New Year!

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