I’ve been pondering on my resolutions / goals / hopes / dreams / (whatever you call it) for 2016 for a while now.
Towards the latter half of 2015, I wrestled with the reality of “letting my ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and my ‘no’ be ‘no’” in my own personal life, thinking about the importance of speaking the truth in every possible way on a daily basis. I am all for making goals, lists, plans of actions, etc. But there is something sacred about committing to one thing, even a small thing, and carrying out that commitment with grace.
I was reading my friend’s blog today (she writes with such honesty, grace, and beauty…you need to read it for yourself) when I ran across the concept of One Word 365 (or I suppose it’s 366 this year since it’s a leap year!).
It is utterly brilliant. Instead of having all of these resolutions, you pick one word that sums up your various goals, dreams, and hopes for the year, and you live with that one word in mind every day.
The funny thing is, I had already had one word floating through my thoughts and popping into my head at random times throughout the last couple of months. I suppose this is best evidenced in my last blog post.
So here it is, 2016… Read more…