What’s In A Word?

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sheila at Book Journey started a wonderful tradition of selecting a single word at the beginning of the year to focus on throughout the year.  A few years ago I joined her.  You are welcome to join in too.

Please stop by Book Journey to read Sheila’s inspirational post about her word for 2017: The POWER of One Word.

For 2017, I choose the word, ‘Strength‘.  I chose this word hoping to be strong, both physically and mentally and to be surrounded by strength.

I’ve noticed how much strength already surrounds me with many of the people I come in to contact with!

Simple Definition of strength

  • : the quality or state of being physically strong
  • : the ability to resist being moved or broken by a force
  • : the quality that allows someone to deal with problems in a determined and effective way


My words are part of a journey not a destination.  I plan to keep working on simplifying & reaching as well throughout 2017.  Here is my list so far:

2014: Reach

2015: ?

2016: Simplify

2017: Strength

Did you select a word to focus on for the new year?  I’d love to hear from you!  Please share your word in the comments section for this post.

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Strength is an awesome word! You can create a wonderful year by using the power in that one word. Thanks for sharing…and I love the photo at the top of the post, as well as Emerson’s quote.

    My One Word is HOPE.


  2. Great word for 2017 Pat and the older we get the more we need strength I believe. I have my word percolating around in my mind and need to get a post up to share for it. I think its the right one for me.


  3. Strength is a great choice of word for the New Year, Pat! If I were to choose a word, it would need to be an antonym of sorts for stressful. 2016 was a good year, but stressful!


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