The month of December is the “Word of the Year” month according to Christine Kane. And I love Christine Kane! But the movement came before. All the way back to 1999!
Christine has a Discover Your Word Tool that you can get for free here: Your Word of the Year
Last year was my first experience with “Word of the Year.” It was the first time I had discovered my word. I spent a lot of time in prayer and meditated to find my word for 2018. You can read about it in New Year 2018.
But if you are looking for some direction on how to find your word, I like this article by Rey Lopez on the One Word 365 blog. Here is a small excerpt from the article.
With close to 200,000 words in the English language, trying to find that singularly perfect combination of letters to transform who you are throughout the year can be a bit overwhelming.
Does the focus need to be on my work or my home life?
Am I more concerned with my close relationships or my place in society?
Should my word be all-encompassing or dialed into just one aspect of who I am?
How is one word going to sum up my hopes for 2019?
I get it.
Choosing your word for the year is a challenge. But it could be as simple as knowing where to start, and there are a few things everyone can do to zero in on their perfect word.
You can also look around and find “discover your tribe,” or others that share your inspirational word. I checked I’m in a tribe by myself so far. But I’m not quite ready to reveal my word or verse for the year just yet. Wait until next week, I’m still trying to figure out just what it means.