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this little word of mine (my word of the year)

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When Layla announced she was having a Word of the Year party, I knew I wanted to take part. Basically, you choose one word for the year that will encourage and inspire you throughout the year-helping you to reach your dreams and envelop all you want your year to be.

Last year, I chose Grace as my Word, this year, my word is Charity.

Why Charity? I was inspired by this quote shared by Melissa of 320 Sycamore last year…

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Did you read that? WOW. Powerful stuff. I love that this word encompasses so much-our relationships with everyone from our families to strangers to ourselves. It encourages us to look inward, make changes for the better, and positively lift those around us.

Truth be told-this is not an easy one for me. I tend to hold onto past hurts and disappointments (tightly), and I don’t give people the benefit of the doubt nearly as much as I should. But, as they say, what worth doing is every easy?

So, what’s your Word?

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melissa*320 sycamore

Thursday 19th of January 2012

Oooooh, that is one of my all-time favorites. What a perfect word, Linda. It's about time to put that one up again. Thank you for sharing!!

burlap+blue

Monday 16th of January 2012

YES! Reclaim is perfect, and has so many dimensions for all aspects of our lives. Thanks for sharing! xo

lena

Monday 16th of January 2012

wonderful word!

life changing, indeed. charity was my word in 2011. here are a few reflections of charity. http://joyfilledfamily.blogspot.com/search/label/Charity

pax Christi, Lena

burlap+blue

Monday 16th of January 2012

Lena-and I thought I was so original in choosing my word! :) Wonderful quotes on Charity-what a powerful word! Thanks for commenting! xo

Cyndi

Monday 16th of January 2012

*BTW~~~I shared this post on my facebook page. :)

Cyndi

Monday 16th of January 2012

My word of the year has to be FORGIVENESS. I've learned, as I've gotten older, that forgiving doesn't have to mean 'forgetting'. I've learned that by forgiving, I am releasing myself of bitterness and anger....both of these are so unhealthy for ME. Not for the person (or people) who have hurt me. Forgiving someone does not mean denying a person's responsibility for hurting me, nor does it mean minimizing, or justifying the act. It does mean being willing to forgive someone without condoning or excusing what they did, and then letting it go.

burlap+blue

Monday 16th of January 2012

Cyndi-I think I’d like to perch a mini-you on my shoulder, and carry you and your wisdom around with me throughout my day. YOU hit the nail on the head, though it’s definitely easier said than done. Thanks for your insight. xoxo