Friday, January 08, 2010


ONE LITTLE WORD

by: Ali Edwards



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 and slow.

In 2007 I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January

- a word that I can focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life.

Last year my word was something I wanted to bring into

my life in a more tangible way. My word was play.
I thought a lot about play and what it means to me.

I tried to incorporate it more into my everyday

and on my adventures out in the crazy world.

For me, it was a lot about living without fear -

about being more open to experiences with an attitude of playfulness.

The word play found its way onto many scrapbook

pages and into many stories I told throughout the year.

My word

Last year my word was faith.

I needed to take hold of my faith.

Stand up and be a responsible christian.

I did not take the year by storm but in

the end I do believe I have become more aware

of how my faith has enriched my life.

This year, I am taking a new word. And with much thought,

I have decided to choose the word

ME

I will be turning 50 this year

And I do believe this is the year I need to change.

To think about myself.

To be more aware of me.

So here is to the next 50 years.

2 comments:

jennifer said...

Whether YOU realize it or not, you DID show that faith was something that you were focused on. Even though I wasn't there, when I visited, you always had something to say about church. Be it you or your hubby, the increased interest in your faith was there. I praise God for you and your faith!

ME is a good word for a turning 50 year. You have always spent a lot of time thinking of others, so I am glad you are going to spend time taking care of yourself.

Love you Jerri!

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