A Word of the Year can be like a beacon and anchor to guide us when we feel ourselves in turmoil or spinning out but also to a place to lean into and to say YES to when we are receiving great JOY!
This past year, my word was TRUST. Oh how I leaned on that word over and over and over again. It was like a comforting friend to turn to that word perhaps almost daily in this life to reassure me or give me courage or grant me patience. I find that each year’s word travels with me into the next.
This year, my Word of the Year is BLESSED! I have never actually chosen the word that I have so embraced in my art and blogging as my actual Word of the Year! So after much, much, much deliberation about what my Word should be, this is the word I have chosen, and I could not be happier. What seemed so very complicated in the choosing suddenly became clear when I realized that BLESSED embodied all of the other words that I was thinking about but couldn’t land on — grace, abundance, cleave, connected, align, etc.
BLESSED has the right buoyancy of lightness and solidity that I’m looking for this year. Yes, for me, the word BLESSED will serve as a great guiding mantra throughout 2020 and for the rest of my life!
Now...you go! Please post your Word of the Year in the Comments section below. The sharing is part of this wonderful, annual ritual of community! Invite your friends to share.
For those of you who have participated before, you know what to do! Please share your word with us in the comments section below. For those who are new, think of a word that will inspire, motivate, cajole, catapult, launch and ignite you throughout the year! I so look forward to reading everyone’s Word this year — I know many of us have had preliminary discussions, and I’m excited to finally read what your word will be! (For those who need some ideas for words, you can look back through the December archives on this blog to see some of the words that people have chosen in years past.)
Lastly, I want to share a sincere thank you to all of you who have read and commented on my blog this year and all of the years prior, for all of you who have been inspired by and/or purchased my artwork, and for everyone who has loved me and who I call friend. May God RICHLY BLESS you in expected and unexpected ways in 2020!!
Blessed (for sure)
(Written by Jane Hart, copyright 2019)