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

(Merriam-Webster)

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!

6 comments

  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.

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  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.

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  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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