One Word 2018

by Feb 3, 2018

What is your one word for 2018?

Did you make a new years resolutions this year? An intention? A goal? If so, what is it?

The past several years instead of making a resolution, an intention, a goal, etc… I have come up with one word. Just one word or phrase that I want to live out or live by for the year.

It started in 2014 with ACCEPT. In 2015 I chose HOPE, in 2016 TRUST,  and in 2017 GRATITUDE.

This year the word is: PRESENT! Not like gifts, but to be present, to be in the moment.

There are times when I am so focused on other things in my life and worrying about the future, looking at the past, that I don’t really take time to sit in the present and just be. To really be in the moment.

How many times are you in a conversation with someone and your mind drifts off to your to do list or something that is going on outside of your control? Often right?

My intention, my word to focus on is to really truly be in tune with being fully present with people and being in the moment, not looking at my phone or the clock, but cherishing the time I have with people and who I am with.

This past November, I was in Disney World (my home away from home) with my family and my doctor/her family. My doctor/friend and I went off to grab drinks while the rest of the party went on a ride. With the sun shining down on our faces, drinks in our hands, and the company of one another, I was reminded to be present and to be in the moment. I wasn’t worried or consumed with anything (except meeting our families later on for lunch). It was just magical and a moment that we could share together.

This is what I want my daily life to be, not consumed with other things or running around like a chicken with my head cut off, but just full of love and gratitude for what is to come, who I am with, and what is around me. Too often the world tells us what we should be and do. I just want to live in the moment.

My inspiration for this year’s word came from a George Winston concert this past December right before Christmas. Listening to his music, I quieted my heart and asked, “What is my goal for this year?” I got a calling just to be. Be present. Be still.

What is your one word to live by this year? Please share below.