Monday, December 30, 2013

My One Word for 2014

Pur·pose noun

: the reason why something is done or used : the aim or intention of something

: the feeling of being determined to do or achieve something

: the aim or goal of a person : what a person is trying to do, become, etc.


I'm not sure how many of you have heard of 'my one word' before but it is something that I have done for the past two years and plan on continuing into this year. Instead of making a whole list of resolutions that you are likely not to keep, you pick one word and center everything around it for the year. This word is typically something soul-inspiring, something that will change your character and help you to become more of the person that you want to become. It is still meant to be challenging, but it focuses less on leaving things behind and more on bringing positive things into light. I like that.

This year my one word is purpose. I choose this word for many reasons but mainly because living with a purpose is something that I've been telling myself that I need to do more of for over a year now. I want to do things intentionally, with purpose. For example, dinner should not just be cooked because we must eat, but because I want to purposely and intentionally serve my husband and child by using my own talents and ability to cook them a healthy meal, at a reasonable time, and for the purpose of pleasing them and myself. Food should also be ate at the purpose of fueling our body and not simply for boredom, pleasure, or other random meanings. It's all about finding the true meaning behind the things that we do and then taking those things and turning them around so that they are purposeful, intentional and a blessing.

I truly believe that if I focus on living with purpose for a year, I will find myself happier and feeling more blessed than ever before. 

You can find more information on 'My One Word' on and also see my own entry here:

If you decide to choose one word for this year, please share it with me! I'd love to help support you on your journey.


  1. I am doing this exact same thing this year. I didn't realize that so many people did picked just one word to sum up their goals/plan for the New Year.
    My world is centered. Some times I feel like I'm going a zillion miles a minute yet find myself stressing that nothing is getting down or that I still have so much to do. How can I be so busy yet so far behind? Centered. Yup, I got you 2014.

  2. I love your word! Purpose is wonderful, especially the way you describe it...going about the day-to-day with purpose, may we all do the same! Happy New Year to you and your family!! I loved your recap of the year post, too!! :) Have a blessed day!!


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