Legacy has been my focus word for 2016. The word has helped me keep my mind open to how I might live in order to leave this world a teensy bit better for me having lived in it.
By focusing on the word legacy this year, it has inspired me to write books, to pray in new ways, to look around at who might need my help and to think more deeply about the ongoing genetic legacy happening within my very family.
The idea of a one-word focus each year isn’t my clever idea. But I have been clever enough to adopt it as my own now for several years.
I have found the having a focus word is so helpful though that I want to encourage you to adopt a word too. Later this year, I will write about several words I’m considering of adopting for 2017. Maybe one of them will hit a note with you and you’ll adopt it yourself.
Meanwhile, here are a few thoughts I’ve had over the years about my specific focus words. Maybe one of these would help you. Or maybe one will spark a different word you will want to adopt for 2017. Clever you!
2013 Focus Word: Courage
2014 Focus Word: Firm
2015 Focus Word: Nike (just do it)
Be thinking, friends.