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{my one little word} #sol17

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Telling my story about my one little word has been easy to do in the past.  I mean, words have reached out and easily identified themselves as the one.  My focus, mission, living and breathing word for the year was right there.

This year has not been the same.

I thought I found my word.  I wrote all about it in my journal. Days later I questioned it. My thinking grew and changed. I questioned and contemplated.

Then another word came to me days later while I was driving home. The word was repeated in a song on the radio and hidden in a book title. The word was announced in a passage of scripture and heard in a commercial. Then I thought through the facets and layers of this one little word and what it would mean to me in 2017.

It's been two weeks. No other word has whispered in my ear. This word has lingered around.

I believe in it. I beli…

{one little goal} #sol17

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My twin six year old daughters know about "one little words." Last year, I was on a mission to live out happy. Happy this and happy that and just the word happy was plastered wherever I could possibly remind myself of my one little word.  Even the wallpaper on my phone. (Notice my one little word from 2016 to the right. -->)

Last week when the girls returned to school, I was happy to hear that as I was contemplating my one little word for the year, they were also thinking about a goal for the year too.

"Mommy, we talked about goals for the new year.  I chose healthy," P. explained.

"Me too! I chose healthy too!" M. exclaimed.  "I said I would exercise with my family, eat more fruits and vegetables, and also eat fish and chicken."

"I said I would exercise too.  I even said I would only eat desse…

{Sigh.} #sol17

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I don't even know where to begin ... as I stare at the daunting white space and the blink-blink-blinking curser.  {Sigh.}

Weeks have passed. Life has taken over. I'm sitting somewhere between busy and exhausted. I haven't been writing, or even thinking about writing.  Even though writing has brought me so much joy over the last six years.

Last week I received an email from Carol, just checking in, missing my voice, making sure I'm ok. {Sigh.}

My goal was to start writing and slicing again last week.  New year, fresh start. I know March will sneak up quickly, and I need (and want) to get into the rhythm of writing again.  I have stories to share, words to play with, memories to capture.

I had a plan scribbled in my new notebook (a beautiful gift from my six year old daughter).  I was going to share my one little word for the n…