Monday, January 9, 2012

One Word

For the past couple of years, when January rolls around I notice that quite a few bloggers {including my good friend Kelli} share their "Word of the Year". I've always thought it was a great idea {especially since I'm not so great at making or keeping New Year's Resolutions}, but I've never participated before...mostly because it is SUPER difficult to think of one word to describe all that I want out of the next year! But after taking last week off from blogging and really thinking about what I want to do/change/fix during 2012, I finally decided on a word...even though I could probably use a list of five inspirational words instead of just one!

CLEANSE

I want to use this word as motivation to get rid of the things in my life that aren't what I want them to be. I want to be clean....free of the things that are holding me back and free of the things that keep me from being the best person that I can be. 

I am hoping to take the word cleanse and apply it to all areas of my life this year!
*physical*spiritual*mental*
I also want to apply the word cleanse to my home and all of our things. I want to get rid of the "stuff" that we don't need in our lives that just seems to make everything cluttered! I'm thinking there is going to be some major spring cleaning in my future!

One of the first things I've done to cleanse this year is to drink more water. Water is a purifier for our bodies and I want to try and remember that something as simple as drinking a few extra cups of water each day can make a huge difference in how cleansed our bodies are. If only cleansing all parts of my life were as simple as drinking water:) 

I've made the first step on this journey by selecting and sharing my word....now I just have to follow through for the next 357 days!


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15 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh that's a great word! I've adopted the word for the year thing too starting last year. This year, my word is FOCUS. Like you, I like the word idea because it wraps around everything.

ldischert said...

I think cleanse is perfect...I had this idea in my head at the end of last year and was trying to find the right word for it - cleansing - that's what me and my family need this year - thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

That's such a great idea. One word can mean so much!! I think my word will be ORGANIZE...I can apply that in almost every area of my life. Thanks!! Oh!! And I LOVE reading your blog :)

Kmama said...

That is a great "word of the year". It can be applied to so many things.

Best of luck!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Good for you! That's a great word for the year!

Carrie said...

I love that word, it fits so many aspects of our lives! I could use that too! ;-) I need to drink more water...and less Diet Coke :-(
Best wishes to you in the new year...you have certainly inspired all of us to do the same!

Darcie said...

What a great word for the new year Kelli! There are so many of us that could use that word to help us move forward in the coming year!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Great word! And great step in the right direction.

Foursons said...

Wow, what a great word that can encompass so many things. I look forward to reading how you cleanse throughout the year!

Katie King said...

Cleanse really encompasses my main goals for this year! Love it!

Katie


Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Myya said...

Good for you! Pinpointing something is so hard but to really relate it to one simple word or phrase helps keep it in perspective. Go you!!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great choice!!! I've been working on cleansing the house too. :)

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Cleanse is a great 'one word'!!
I know I could cleanse this year too :)

carissa at lowercase letters said...

this sounds good to me! i could use some cleansing, fo sho! you can do it, girlie!

Kelli said...

I do love how our words are similar so that we can definitely work together to support one another. I love how you described how you're going to use your word...I'm right there with you. Water has been a big discussion in our house too because it is so important. I got Rondell a Tervis cup for Christmas to help out with it. Go Kelli!

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