Monday, December 31, 2012

New word, New Year, welcome 2013!

So many of you choose a Word Of The Year rather than traditional resolutions... a word to inspire you, remind you, challenge you.

I love doing this too and for the past 2 months have been thinking about my word.
One of the best things is when a word appears to you again and again, to the point you KNOW it's meant to be used.

My word is mostly inspired by the phrase from my friend Nichole Nordemen's song Brave - "so long status quo".
So I made a skinny bracelet with that phrase.


And I made our new Word Of The Year necklace with the word Brave.





(Here are Nichole's lyrics. I've loved this song for years, but over the past few months it's really been coming back to me again and again. Don't you think Disney missed a perfect song for their movie?!)

The gate is wide, the road is paved in moderation
The crowd is kind and quick to pull you in
Welcome to the middle ground
You're safe and sound and Until now it's where I've been
'Cause it's been fear
That ties me down to everything
But it's been love, Your loveThat cuts the strings
So long status quo, I think I just let go
You make me wanna be brave
The way it always was is no longer good enoughYou make me wanna be brave Brave, brave
I am small and I speak when I'm spoken to
But I am willing to risk it allI say Your name, just Your name
And I'm ready to jumpEven ready to fall
Why did I Take this vow of compromise?
Why did I Try to keep it all inside?
So long status quo, I think I just let go
You make me want to be braveThe way it always was is no longer good enough You make me wanna be brave Brave, brave
I've never known a fire that didn't begin with a flame
And every storm will start with just a drop of rain
But if You believe in me that changes everything
So long, I'm gone
So long status quo, I think I just let go
You make me wanna be brave, I wanna be brave
The way it always was is no longer good enough
You make me wanna be brave Brave, brave, brave

It's my year to be BRAVE. (it's also my year for mixed metals. I'm loving them lately.)

So.... what's your word of the year?


11 comments:

Amy Lynne said...

I chose grace...I need it and I need to remember to give it!

misscarmencita9c said...

My word is Gezellig
There's a word my Dutch descended family uses frequently: gezelligheid. It's a word that doesn't really have an English translation. It's a word that encompasses everything cozy and peaceful. It's a word that envokes hospitality and making your company feel at ease.

Ellyn said...

My word for 2013 is Strength. Proverbs 31:25

Randi S said...

one better. Angie Smith's newest book, Mended, has a piece written about how we don't have to be superwoman, but just do one better. :)

elizabeth said...

My word for the new year is Trust.

I just want to say thank you beyond words for my recent win in your $50 giveaway. The necklaces I won are so lovely.
I wrote about your generosity in this post:

http://www.justfollowingjesus.com/2012/12/blessed-so-blessed.html

pink*cherub*moon said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I have been trying to think of a word for this year as I participated by using the word BELIEVE last year, and I can't come up with one! Maybe the right word will come to me when I least expect it! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful posts! I'm looking forward to more in 2013! Blessings, Leena

Tricia said...

My phrase is "simple and purposeful living" based on this verse:"Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands..." - I Thess. 4:11

Tricia said...

My phrase is "simple and purposeful living" based on this verse:"Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands..." - I Thess. 4:11

Lori said...

My word this year is Blessed. When things get bad I need to remind myself what good I have in my life.

merlin said...

You hammered my word for me on a new Rustedchain charm....thank you, I'm wearing it :)

Ami said...

Mine is RENEW! :)
http://www.walkingbytheway.com/blog/a-word-for-2013/