Have you heard of the one word movement? The thought process being that you focus on one single word to drive your year ahead. (Check out #oneword2017 for more examples). Often, my one word will present itself naturally, because I will find myself coming back to the same word repeatedly. Last year, while I never officially announced it, my 2016 word was blessed. In both my personal and professional life, I found the daily blessings and focused on them intently.
Earlier this year, I took some time to reflect and create a list of 2017 word possibilities. I had quite the extensive list on my phone, and gradually, I narrowed them down. Oddly enough, my one word seemed to once again naturally present itself, seeming to jump out and say, "DO YOU SEE ME YET?!"
My 2017 word is gratitude. All throughout my previous blog posts, you will see a common theme with my referencing of leading with a grateful heart. Did I plan it like this? No, but this one word seems to be really resonating with me this year. When we have a heart full of gratitude, there's no limit on our joy. There is always something to be grateful for in our daily lives. Even on my most challenging of days, I come back to my word of gratitude and see the snippits of good on a not so good day. Gratitude is my driver this year, and I'm the grateful passenger who is along for the ride.
As you enter into your day, your month, or even the remainder of the year, what will your one word be that drives you? It's never too late to decide. You just have to be a willing passenger.