• Woody

One Word

Updated: Jan 5, 2021


I've scoffed more than once at the idea of New Years Resolutions.

Before you get your hopes up, I won't be making any here.

I've even scoffed more than once about the One Word concept.

But I'm starting to warm to the idea.


I'm learning that sometimes I am too quick to scoff.

Trendy just irritates me.

I don't know why.

I am trying to temper my scoffing.

Another Tangent:

When ever I hear the word "word" by itself, I think of two things.

First, I think of it in the biblical context...

In the beginning was the word...

And then my brain automatically stops, collaborates and listens to Vanilla Ice saying your mother.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

I had to get that in here somewhere.

Back on topic:

One Word.

As I have thought and prayed about it, there is, in fact, a word that keeps emerging.

I'm a bit scared of it.

But also, I am aware that it is long past time to embrace it fully.

It's an area that I've improved in over the past couple of years.

But still, I'm lacking.

I've kind of been one foot in one foot out.

That's not cutting it.

This word encompasses much of who I want to be.

It is a requirement for the success that I desire:

In my spiritual life, family life, professional life, and social life.

It is a word that will probably take the rest of my days to fully unpack and appreciate.

And it's a trait that I must model well for my children.

I want them to learn it early on in life.

I want them to see the value in it and put it into practice.

It might save them from the future pain of regret that many of us know too well.

My Word for 2021:


Wish me luck.

I'm going to need it.



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