For the past 10 years I have joined in the tradition of choosing a word of focus for the year. The idea is to choose one word that symbolizes where there is opportunity for personal growth, and then keep that word alive as your main affirmation and inspiration for the entire year. Past choices for me have included: CHILL, SHINE, TRUST, BUTTERFLY, PERMISSION…

I’d been tossing around the idea of choosing a word for 2018 and was about to make it official by posting it on social media, when inspiration came and took me in a different direction.

Introducing: Weekly Words of Wisdom

That’s right. I’m not just choosing one little word to last the whole year – I’m choosing a whole new word at the beginning of every week. I’ll use that word as an affirmation and opportunity for growth for the duration of the week.

I plan to document my weekly word by creating a small piece of artwork, and then adding some journaling to the back of it – just reflecting on what the word means to me. Some weeks I may share a yoga pose that fits with my word, or a photograph I love. I’m excited to see how this project unfolds!

To keep it fun and challenging, I’ll choose words in alphabetical order. My word for week one will begin with the letter “A”, and continue through the alphabet every week until I reach “Z.” That will put me at the end of June, and then I’ll start over with “A”. {Perfect that 26 letters multiplied by two equals 52 weeks of inspiration.}

Now – here is your invitation to be inspired!

I would love to have you join me in choosing your own Weekly Words of Wisdom.

At the beginning of every week, choose one word that inspires you and then document it somehow. It can be as simple as jotting it down on your weekly calendar page and taking a moment to contemplate what that word means to you. Maybe you write it on a post-in note and put it somewhere in view for the week. Keep a weekly journal and jot down some notes about the word you chose. Or maybe you go all out and create a little piece of artwork that showcases your weekly word of wisdom.

It’s just once a week and we don’t need to overthink it. I bet if you wrote out the alphabet and started jotting down words next to each letter you might surprise yourself with inspiration.

What word of affirmation or inspiration would you choose for the letter “A” this week?
I chose ANGELS.

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