Wednesday, December 26, 2012

One Little Word

First, read this blog page and you'll see what it's all about:

One Little Word 2013

It's not a resolution. It's not a promise.  It's not an unattainable goal.  It's an idea.  An opportunity to focus on  small instances and change your way of thinking, change your reaction, stop and consider your options.

It's true that sometimes a word just screams at you (in a good way) and sometimes it whispers.  Either way, you know it's the one for you.  It pulls at you, it touches the thoughts and ideas that are swirling in your head, it feels right even as it feels potentially really difficult.  Look ahead at the year to come and you'll often see big decisions looming, big changes.  That one little word can help you tackle those opportunities in a new way.

This year's word is different for me.  Usually I pick something like Restraint or Patience, words fitting for a mom of four including two teen girls.  They are constant battles but since they are already in my daily list so I'm on a different angle now.

So what's your word for the year?

(You didn't think I was going to tell you mine, did you?)


  1. This is the first time that I have seen this. Love the idea -- not sure what I would pick at the moment, but it was inspiring to read the comments with words others have chosen and why. Some great food for thought. so.... what did you pick?

  2. Thank you so much for posting this. I had never heard of it and as I read the little blog post one came to me. It seems perfect, but I'll let it sit a few days to make sure.

  3. I <3 Ali Edwards so much! I've been thinking about my word for a few days now, and still haven't settled on something. I hope you share your word with us, now, or at the end of the year. :)

  4. Change, my word is change. I don't do well with change, which goes so well with this life style, don't you think?

    I'm linking to this post if that's ok. If not let me know and I'll remove the link.

    Have a great New Year!

    1. Of course it's OK! And I agree with you, I don't like change, which makes this lifestyle very interesting.