Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Word for 2013

On this first day of the new year, I have made no resolutions. That can be fun to do, but I’ve foregone that activity for the last ten years or so. This year, I decided to claim a word for the year. I got the idea from Melanie at, who not only chooses a word for herself each year but this year offered to make free one-word blog buttons for others. [NOTE: as of 2015 she is not doing this, and I haven’t found a one-word generator yet. This may have to be a DIY project for the technologically astute.]

My word for 2013 is JOY. It seems appropriate for a Christmas blog, does it not? Beyond that, so many circumstances and events can occur to steal my joy throughout the year. So, I have determined to do my best to remember that the joy of the Lord is my strength. I may need reminding now and then, but I’ll do my best not to allow anyone or any thing to steal my joy this year.

What word would you like to claim for the New Year?


  1. Happy New Year, Brenda. I like the idea of a word for the year, rather than making resolutions (which I haven't made in years). I would have to claim the same word you did. JOY. I try to keep joy in my life, and work hard to move away from anything that tries to steal my joy. An awesome word!

  2. I like that idea a lot -- I think mine is FRIENDS. I want to have more time with friends - old and new.

  3. I have an ornament that spells J-O-Y. I think I will display it in my office. And Tammy, Friends is an excellent word for you! It may motivate you to make more plans to get together with your friends. Without plans, time passes with nothing happening.


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