Friday, January 2, 2009

one. little. word.

one. little. word

A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft. It can encourage. It can tear down. It can inspire or deflate. Never underestimate the power of words. Even. one. little. word.

Your life can be guided by words. The power of life and death lie in the tongue. I truly believe that. {Someone famous said that -- Anyone? Anyone?}

Heidi, at Mt Hope Chronicles, chooses one little words to guide her year. ONE. LITTLE. WORD. Sometimes it is nice to stay focused and lasered in one one guiding theme as opposed to resolutions. I agree. Cause I don't do resolutions. They wear me out. And let's face it, if there is something I DON'T wanna do, I better not make it resolution...cause then I will do it. It is that darn Jr High boy within (i think i need to name him. the therapist says it might help.)

Anyhoo....some "one little words" from 2008 from my friends were:

potential
hope
enjoy
courage
generous
release
forgive
celebrate
fresh
breathe
jump
tranquility
intentional
fresh
change
Last year mine was : Become

And I truly wanted to become what I wanted to be, without any external influences and pressures. It is ironic how clueless I was on January 1, 2008 when I chose that word. How naive I was of all the changes that would occur and how blinded I was by the changes that were about the wreck into my life.

But I could always go back to my word: Become - and focus.

Now it is time once again to simplify and choose my word. We are all aware of how hard it is for me to make a decision, so I don't have mine quite yet. But I will have it soon. Real soon. Probably. More than likely.

But I wanna know ~

If you had to chose one. little. word to guide your 2009, what would it be?

I love you all,
CG

27 comments:

Lo said...

I like this a lot. I'm drawn to celebrate and intentional, but I think I'll ponder this for a bit before I pick....

Vashti said...

I just want to say I love your blog. and... my word would probably be LIVE.
Have a Wonderful New Year!

Beki said...

Oh CG, your post just made me cry. But they were tears of joy and inspiration. Can I tell you how much I have come to love your blog? My word for this year would be....RISK.... This will be my year to hold nothing back, and to risk what I must to live my dreams.

Jenn said...

My word for 2009 is "flow". Because I need to change some things within myself. Like the need to control and feel in control. So I am going to go with the flow. And not freak out when something isn't scheduled. Because sometimes, flying by the seat of your pants can also be fun. :) It's going to be a great challenge for me to just "flow", but I'm going to try it and see what it does for my stress level.

k8mc said...

Hey CG, I'm also doing this..I posted on my own blog about it earlier this week. My word is PEACE.

http://k8mc.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/one-little-word/

Hope4Grace said...

My one.little.word for 2009 is

"reach"

I want to reach further and try harder to achieve my goals. Get out of my comfort spot and well...reach.

ptamom3 said...

The first one that comes to mind is "Faith".... you just have to have it or you can get lost..

Hugs! Meg (Punchy) said...

Wow...that was wonderful! My one.little.word. for 2009 is "believe"!

Dana and Daisy said...

I think it is

REDUCE

CindyDianne said...

Achieve

feather k said...

Just one?? OK...I mine is going to be DISCOVER...
I don't want to regret missed opportunities, I want to discover the me that says what needs to be said, I want to discover and build relationships with my new found family...I want to discover the realities of my prayers being answered...

CG-Thank you for your perspective along with your challenging words that help me ponder and search to become better...

Wild Mexican Rose said...

my one word for this year is positive. the reason I picked that one is because I tend to be always on the negative side of life and I really need to focus on the positive side of life, things, situations, etc....I just keep hearing that from my significant other.

CrisKrinkle said...

My word is....content. I have to become "content" with the way things are. It's a very hard thing to do. But that is what needs to be done.

The Wife said...

My one.little. word is ASPIRE.

Tammy H. said...

POSITIVE

Sheri said...

Grace

Megan said...

My one. little. word?

Plunge.

2009 is a big scary year for me. Graduating from college, moving away from my comfort zone and home for the past four years, and beginning my first year in a career as a Special Educator. Scary, because (with the exception of graduation) I have no idea when/how that is all going to fall into place. Whatever does come at me, though, I want to do it all with meaning, intention, and love. One of the definitions of plunge is "enthusiastic attempt". That's what I want. Plunge.

Lo said...

this is super duper hard. hrm. hrmphurumphuhmpuhmp. if that makes sense.

do.

(cuz that is so vague i totally gained like ten words outta it. heh.)

but do. GOOD. in all ways.


and doing good ALWAYS feels good so i totally win! duh :)

Treasia said...

My one little word would be "motivated".

Vaquerogirl said...

Charge!

cynthia said...

i just posted about this on my blog too!

my word for 2009 is BALANCE.
i have so much in my head to get done this year, but i can only do it with BALANCE.


love reading everyone's words!
keep em' coming!

Chris said...

My word is HOPE. No other word will get me thru the year.

Scrappy Girl said...

My word for this year is BETTER.

I want to be a better christian, mom, wife, mother, daughter, daughterinlaw, sister, sisterinlaw, aunt, niece, cousin, community member, scrapbooker, photographer, blogger...

Jensamom said...

CG, I so enjoy your blog...you are one kooky gal! Love it! This was tough....several came to mind, but BETTER kept standing out. Thanks!

Jubilee on Earth said...

"PATIENCE"

:o)

Laura B. said...

I'm finally making a comeback to blog world and am catching up from the last month or so.

Last year my word was "HOPE". I am going to have to ponder my 2009 word as it's going to be an amazing year. I'll do a blog post on it soon.

Hope you're doing well, CG. HUGS with lots of glitter!!!

The Kelso-Winter Family said...

Journey!