Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Word for 2012

Many people choose a word for the new year. I am among those people.

Why choose a word?

The process of choosing a word may help clarify where you are going in life. A thoughtful choice can stimulate the process of setting your course and determining goals.

This morning as I was looking over my list of possible words, something new came to me.  After mentally trying it out I realized it is the perfect word. One that suggests a state of being. A place that requires thankfulness, humility, contentment. It's a beautiful word. One that I will remind myself of daily. I want, need to embrace this word.  Maybe you can relate to the tendency of taking life and circumstances a little too seriously. Don't beat yourself up. Some of us are wired that way. Perhaps you will want to embrace this word as your own.

The word I've chosen for 2012 is...



1. full of joy,  as a person or one's heart; glad; delighted.

2. showing or expressing joy,  as looks, actions, or speech.
3. causing or bringing joy,  as an event, a sight, or news; delightful:

1.  joyous, happy, blithe; buoyant, elated, jubilant.

These images are great expressions of being joyful!


Enjoy the day!


Anonymous said...

I really like your word for 2012!!! and the pictures to illustrate it.
You bring me GREAT joy and I look forward to seeing how you learn to be more joyful.
Love you,

Kathy said...

nice! love the chosen word and We all can use a little more of it :)

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

One of my favorite photos...and words! Reminds me of our two little ones, Oliver & Ava...so full of joy!

Happy Happy New Year!

xox Glad & Cel

Lisa said...

These are great! And thank you Jesus for the joy in our hearts!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

How strange....I KNOW I had followed your blog but I wasn't subscribed. Bizarre...anyway, I've set it straight now!!

I hope you have a THOROUGHLY joyful new year!!


Chelsea said...

Aw, I love it! Although I think you are already quite full of joy :)

Kristina said...

I too have chosen a word for myself this year. I thought long and hard about it before January, as the word needs to reflect where we are in life. Where we want to go. Mine is courage. I love yours! You've brought more joy to my life, and you mean more to me than you can ever know. Love you Laurie!

Tammy Gilley said...

Okay, LOVING that little girl in the first photo! If that's not pure unadulterated joy, I don't know what is!

Also, what a sweet note from your mom. Love, love, love.

A joyful year to you...xo

Anonymous said...

Joy for you Larry! - XIao