Saturday, December 31, 2011

One Little Word for 2012

    Looking back I have realized I picked the word “Hope” for my 2011 “One Little Word”. As best as I can tell I did one blog post for the word. One other page in my art journal but other than keeping the word close to my heart, I did not put to paper what the word was doing in my life. 

    As the year comes to close, it is hard to believe that my life has been turned upside down. Where is my hope? Hope is there but hard to grasp other than knowing there is always “Hope” when you believe that Jesus died for your sins and that you are forgiven if you ask to be forgiven. 

    My hope lies in knowing I have so many people who have been keeping me in prayer for peace and comfort and hope for a new day and way of living that will bring me “Joy”. 

   The word “Joy” has been popping up all around me. How do you have “Joy” when you are suddenly a widow at 61? Why would joy be the word I would want to focus on? It is not something I wish to feel right now but regardless of how I feel, I am going to claim “Joy” as my one little word for 2012. 

I am also going to carry courage 2010, hope 2011 through me on the journey to “Joy”. I am sharing Ali Edwards blog so you can join us by choosing your "One Little Word" or let your word pick you and take the journey of exploring all that word has in store for your life.

                                         Join my on my journey to "Joy"
ps, I usually post this type of message on my Creatively Living blog but it seems to have lost it's layouts.


Donna Ellis said...

Happy New Year, Darlene! My Hope for you is that you find the Peace and Joy which is speaking to your heart. Thanks for sharing!

Stampsnob said...

If we all live with JOY in our lives this will be a great year...Lis