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Word for the year

Like many in the blogosphere, I have selected a word to inspire and guide me throughout this year.  Last year was my first attempt in this endeavor.  I chose “Positive” to be my mantra for 2012.  While I didn’t always live it, I think I did a pretty good job of embracing positivity in my life.  I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting and pondering on my word choice for this year.  A couple options I tossed around were “Simplify” and “Balance.”  But neither one felt exactly right.  Then the lightning bolt hit and I selected my word:


As soon as I thought of it, I knew it was the one.  It fits my decluttering goals:  if it doesn’t fill a purpose, I don’t need it in my life.  It fits my personal spiritual goals: prayer and scripture study with a focus.  It fits my time goals: being intentional with what I do.  It even fits what I choose to have displayed in and around my house: if there isn’t some meaning, it doesn’t belong.

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I might just adopt this quotation as my mantra for the year.  Do you choose a word for the year?  What word is guiding you this year?