I really can’t say how long I’ve been picking “a word for the year”. I know I began doing it years ago before I ever started blogging. I have some of them written down in journals…but some of them I didn’t pick for myself. Some of them were just recurring themes really. That I would finally notice about 2 or 3 months into the year and off I’d go on the way to noticing it again and again for the rest of the year.
It’s funny because I mentioned it to a friend of mine once and she told me “Oh, I noticed that about you a long time ago. It’s because your a WORD PERSON.”
Honestly, I think I do a word for the year because I’m terrible at keeping a NEW YEARS RESOLUTION.
I start thinking about my Word for the New Year… probably after Thanksgiving sometime…and reflecting on my current word as well.
This year my word was ‘SIMPLE’ ---I think it helped me to focus on doing things the easiest way possible.
“Slow and steady wins the race” you know?
For 2014—It came to me while I was writing my last post really. The contrast between Reflection and Anticipation… I learned a lot about myself this year. I saw things from my past a little more clearly. I saw things differently; in a way that really mattered to me.
I saw some,wasted moments, wasted days, Wasted spaces, and WASTED WORDS. I think I might have even written some wasted words here on this very blog.
I am very much looking forward to the turning of the calendar…to a new year.
So anyway—On with the WORD!
I’m looking forward to making some corrections in my personal life, spiritual life and effecting change around me. I cannot do that without BALANCE.
- BEING UPRIGHT AND STEADY
- EQUAL AND CORRECT IN PROPORTION
- TO PUT IN A STEADY POSITION SO AS NOT TO FALL (STABILIZE)
- TO OFFSET or COMPARE THE VALUE of one thing WITH ANOTHER
So I sit here this evening…
The EVE of the New Year;
The last night of the old year…
Waiting as the clock ticks…
As if to BALANCE on the very precipice of TIME.
I hear this clock ticking very near where I’m sitting. I took this picture hours ago…and I see the scripture written out in my own hand…it is an appropriate reminder to me as the new year comes—give my days to LORD, so that at the end of each new day I have something to give back to HIM.
I cannot wait to begin anew and fresh!
On the one hand I want to stay up and count down the hours, minutes and seconds; I want to savor every last minute of this old year. There is so much to remember about it and learn from it. I am ANTICIPATING EVERY CHANGING SECOND.
On the other hand…I am wanting TO PUT THIS YEAR TO BED! I want to rise early and see the sun coming up through the trees; bringing the dawn of a New Year with it! I still find this night so exciting!
How about you, do you have a word to let be your focus—something that has special meaning? Will you share it in the comments?
My hope and my prayer for you dear reader – is that you have a Happy and Blessed 2014.
May you find Balance through the Word EACH AND EVERY DAY!
Til next time, Be Blessed!
So teach us to number our days. That we may present to thee a heart of Wisdom. ~ Psalm 90:12