My One Word for 2014

I recently read a post by my fellow Southern Girl Blog Community (SGBC) member, Michelle at Divas With A Purpose. It’s called One Word 2014.

It’s all about eliminating several resolutions for the new year and choosing one word to focus on and embrace. Michelle has been practicing this process for the past 3 years. She provides a free printable to help you find your one word. She encourages other bloggers to do the same and link up their post about it on her site.


one word 2014


I couldn’t get her post out of my mind. It’s like she opened a door inside my head, stepped in, and started pacing. I’ve never met Michelle personally, but the representation of her message bounced around my brain for days.


What are YOU going to do?


What will be YOUR One Word for 2014?


There were many, many, many words that came to mind…MORE. LIVE. DO. GIVE. MONEY.


And then ONE spoke to me. And repeated itself.


I was reminded of something I heard Oprah Winfrey say during her Next Chapter interview with Stephen Colbert. The two successful TV personalities discussed, life, triumphs, and tragedies. They both agreed that happiness was overrated. Oprah talked about how people always say the one thing they want in life is “to be happy”. She said that she would rather have joy than to just be happy.


As you know, my foundation for Being A Wordsmith is Happier, Healthier, Wiser. I always want to do and be more. Always. And I have gotten better in the last year at that. But there are many times that I am complacent, take things for granted, act selfishly, and procrastinate.


If I want to be happier, healthier, and wiser–then I have to reach for more.


JOY…that’s my ONE WORD FOR 2014.


What is your one word for 2014?

What is one of your blogging goals for 2014?

What is one of your personal goals for 2014?


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