If you read my post yesterday you had a hint about my words for the year. I usually try to pick 3 words to focus on during the year and even though I am late to share them I have had them on my mind since the beginning of the year. It’s been a good thing to have some words to kind of guide me through the year.
This year my three words are different and I hope that I can keep them in front of me all year. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Bloom. As I shared in yesterday’s post about creating a multi media picture featuring my word I chose bloom as one of my words. From Merriam Webster:
Bloom: Blossom, the flowering state, a period of flowering, a state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor, a state or time of high development or achievement.
The word that stuck out in my painting was Bloom and it can take on many different meanings. What I think of when I focus on the word is along the lines of having a fresh outlook on things and developing those areas of my life that developing into something beautiful. So this. year I hope to bloom.
Enlarge: To make larger, to give greater scope to, to set free, to speak or write at length.
Enlarge was actually a word that I found in my daily devotional that focuses on a word a day. Enlarge is a wonderful word to use as a simple prayer because it can take on so many different meanings. I pray to enlarge God’s kingdom, to enlarge my ability to love others, to enlarge my generosity and to enlarge the way that I live in all aspects.
Intentional: Done by intention or design.
Intentional has been one of my words previously and it is a good one to remember this year. I have found myself going about things in a willy nilly sort of way at times and I really want to be much more intentional and ordered about how I spend my time. Too often I find that I am doing things because at the time it seemed like a great idea but in reality it may have not been the best use of my time. So this year I hope to be much more intentional about things.
What about you? Do you choose words for the year and if so what did you choose this year? I would love to hear about it in the comments and remember that each comment on any blog post this month means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause — St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.