The Year of Being Stretched

For the past few years I have chosen a word to define and shape my year. In years past I have chosen Yes, Love, Boldness. This year was the year of Stretch.

It has been a year of ups and downs. Of grieving the loss of lives gone too soon, and others at the end of years of battling illnesses. A year of medical diagnosis’, witnessing the fragility of health. A year of evolving friendships, some getting closer while others stagnated.

It has been a year of changes at work. Adjusting to a new boss, being challenged with my writing. Finally ,being offered a new job in ministry with kids. Something I never pictured myself doing. Truly, a lesson in what God does through me, shows more than I ever believed.

It has been a year of gaining weight and finding myself searching for motivation to eat well and exercise.

Seeing God work through all of that and work in me too. Forcing me to face my neediness and jealousy issues. To pull back the layers of the why behind it all.

By choosing a word for the past few years, it has allowed for clarity[Tweet “By choosing a word for the past few years, it has allowed for clarity”]. For me to view and process through it. Choosing a word each year allows me more freedom in achieving my dreams and goals. I’m not sure about my next word or if there will be one at all. Perhaps it has been decided already, yet to be revealed.


Have you done One Word 365? What was your word and how was your year?


*This is an edited repost*


About Linda Sharon Connelly

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Posted on December 28, 2015, in Faith, Goals and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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