Monday, January 18, 2010

Word for 2010

Laurie at Create Your Experience, challenged everyone to come up with a word for 2010. You can read about it here. She did this post at the beginning of the month and I finally feel like I came up with a word that our home needed.

After much thought and deliberation, the word I chose for 2010 is:


Recently, we have been having some problems with one of our children. I won't go into details because I really am not a fan of blogs that completely open up but I will say a lot of thought and concern and prayer has gone into this child and the thought that keeps coming into my mind is "increase love."

There have been some other more private moments of thought and prayer where I realized that love is going to be the glue in our family and love in the walls of our home will be what saves us from the buffetings of the outside world. I need to have this word central in our home for 2010 and likely for the rest of our lives.

Interestingly, a few years ago, I had the words, "Joy, peace and love" put on our wall in our main family room area to remind me of the three things our home should have. I have been reminded many times in my life of the need to have those elements in my home. So, love is the word. I going to do my darnedest to increase it in our home daily. Have any of you picked out a theme word for your family this year?


Amy E. said...

Thank you, Janice! Good things to think about!

Jane Anne said...


ash said...

Everythings always a little better with LOVE. Good choice.

Lisa said...

I have known a few friends that choose a word of the year....and I think it's a wonderful idea.

Gabriela said...

Sounds like a wonderful thing to focus on this year, I'm sure your family will benefit.

jo said...

You don't need my approval but may I just say that I think you've hit on something very insightful. Your family with love having love as the word for this year:).