Eight years ago, my word of 2013 was light.
Seven years ago, my word of 2014 was release.
Six years ago, my word of 2015 was nourish.
Five years ago, my word for 2016 was presence.
Four years ago, my word for 2017 was authentic.
Three years ago, my word for 2018 was hygge.
Two years ago, my word for 2019 was no.
Last year, my word for 2020 was faith.
Several months ago, I had a possible word picked out for 2021. A few days ago, I decided that word just didn’t fit anymore.
2021? I have no word.
And that’s OK. I do know that I want to continue to live with light. I want to release things that I don’t need anymore. I need to nourish my body and soul. I need to be more present. I want to continue to be authentic. I’d love to cultivate an atmosphere of hygge in my home. I’d like to continue saying no to things that aren’t necessary. And of course, I want to continue living a life with faith! I suppose you could say that my ‘word’ this year is just to bundle together all the words I’ve had!
I’d like to be intentional with my time, energy, and resources. Stop acquiring stuff I don’t need. Strengthen relationships. Simplify (again). Step away from the noise. Be content, but continue to grow and improve myself. And above all, live for God.
For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.Romans 14:7-9
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.Colossians 3:1-4