1.05.2011

Wordless Wednesday: How About a One Word Wednesday?

Still catching up with the computer here.  But I figured, instead of a Wordless Wednesday this week, how about a One Word Wednesday?

Just one whole post, dedicated to one single word.

A few of my friends make it a tradition to pick one word at the beginning of each new year.
(For an example, see Marilyn over at Passionista!)  That word then becomes their mantra or focus for the rest of their year.

For years I've greatly admired the concept & wanted to give it a try myself for this year.

LOTS went down for me & my family in the year of 2010... we're talkin' character-building stuff.

Based on that observation alone, I figure that if each of the past few years has been a good indicatior of what's laid ahead in the year which followed, then 2010 has just been gearing me up for 2011.


So I've decided that my one word for this year is:



PERSEVERANCE:
[pur-suh-veer-uhns]
–noun
1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
2. Theology. continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.
(source: dictionary.com

I've always heard that the purpose here is all about enduring to the end.  

I've also heard that patience is a virtue; one which you can't get past the bouncer at the Pearly Gates without.  Therefore, perseverance sounds like a perfect focus for me!

So, here's to a beautiful new year.  

One where I can learn to master perseverance... perhaps with an extra helping of Grace.  ;)
 

6 comments:

Chels said...

What a great word to focus on for 2011! I like that idea. I honestly don't know what my word would be though. I'd probably end up having a full on sentence. Because I'm not one for being short winded. ;)

Oh, and PS - we were both 22 when we got married. Shawn turned 23 this last November, and I'll turn 23 in March. :)

Cherie said...

Most definately a great word!!! Hopefully you won't have to use it for anything too hard this year! Wishing you a very happy and prosperous 2011!!!

Garden of Egan said...

Great word!!!!

I shoulda gotten me a word.

This one will be a good word for you.
You've already conquered about every other good one I can think of!

S.I.F. said...

One of my all time favorite words!!

Hmmmm.... maybe time for me to get a new tattoo?!? :)

erickson zone said...

That is a most wonderful word choice for 2011. I thought it funny that you should choose a word because I have done the same thing. The girl at blue cricket design chooses a word and that got me thinking. So I wondered what my word would be for the year...and it's spirit. I want to have the spirit more in our home, live by it, and learn to hear it better. Also spirit can be our attitude and what type of energy we have. This is going to be fun.

Rudy Rukus said...

Great word. It needs to be my theme too!

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