And just like that 2017 has come to a close and we are ushering in 2018.
Each year I choose one little word to focus on, be intentional with throughout the year because…”A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow.” (Ali Edwards)
Last year my One Little Word was NOURISH. It was my best year for nourishing a heart of giving; nourishing a heart of gratitude; nourishing my spiritual and physical life; nourishing relationships. I saw ripples on the waves of a giving heart. God worked and I am changed.
This year, I chose the word LIGHT.
I am making an album of my year long one little word and these 'pages' will go in my album. I am taking Ali Edwards One Little Word® class and this album will be for that class. In past years I haven't 'finished' an album although I may have experienced my word all year long, such as NOURISH 2017. I am hoping, yes, hoping, that this year will be different. I hope to complete this album of LIGHT.
While, ultimately, the Word of God will be my guiding LIGHT during this journey into light, I searched for quotes that spoke to me and because I have had issues with fear in my life and although fear is not what is driving me to LIGHT, I loved this quote by J.R.R. Tolkien, as much for because he is the author of my beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit as for, 'no half-heartedness and no worldly fear must turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly.'
All of these pages are a part of the January prompt within the One Little Word® class. We are using 'the beauty of becoming...' as our class motto or theme and it fits perfectly with my reason why: the beauty of becoming LIGHT.
My reason why I chose LIGHT. Difficult to put into words what my heart wants to say.
Which leads me to inviting LIGHT into my life...
Thus, begins my journey into 'the beauty of becoming' - Light.