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I Choose Joy

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Ok, so I resisted it. I didn't want to pick just one word to define my 2014. But ever since I wrote my resolutions down, one word stuck with me and wouldn't let go. Joy.

Various things happened that I saw as signs that this word was to be mine for 2014:

I changed my cover photo on Facebook to a quote that I found great happiness in about joy

We had Christmas songs playing today and "Joy to the World" came on, after I tried to shake this word out of my head, and also "Joy, Joy, Joy".

We decided to start a Happiness Jar this year, before this word latched itself onto me. But you know, this word, joy, it makes me feel...happy. And I could use more of that in 2014. So I am going to seek joy in everything in 2014. It all came together, and who am I to resist joy?

Our Happiness Jar

If you want to choose just one word information about it is at the end of this blog.

JOY. It just feels right.

UPDATE: since posting this blog and choosing "Joy" as my word, I was opening old mail and found a Christmas card with one word on it:

Wow. Amazing how God chooses to give us these signs! I'm now even more sure of this word!

About One Word

One Word 365 is a community and a movement. It’s about forgetting resolutions and scrapping your list of goals that you’ll forget by next week – or be overwhelmed by in the same time frame. One Word 365 says:

Choose just one word. One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.

It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your one word will shape not only your year, but also you. It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps.

Discover the big impact one word can make.

One word. 365 days. A changed life.

Will you be brave and commit to just one word? Do you believe that one small word can have a big impact on your life, on your world?

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