One Word for 2016

Are you familiar with the One Word 365 movement? You choose one word to focus on all year long. It’s a word that will guide you, your decisions, your purpose. With one word, you can scrap resolutions because this one word will cover all that. (I’m still choosing to make resolutions. I like them. I know that some people don’t and so this idea is freeing. But since I like them I’m going to do “both/and” because I can.)

I have only chosen “one word” once before and that word was YES. I called it the “Year of Yes” where I resolved to say YES as often as I could to my God, my husband, my children, my parents, my friends. Dying to self and putting others first. It was a stretching year. I said yes to things I didn’t want to say yes to, like emceeing a women’s retreat! But I grew personally when I said yes to hard things, to unselfish things, to God things.

This year I decided to choose one word again. I read Crystal Stine’s word on her Instagram and I thought, “I wonder what word mine would be if I had a word?” And almost immediately it came to me, like a soft whisper in my ear. ENOUGH. The more I meditated on it, the more this word seems right.

This year’s word is ENOUGH. As in…

My grace is enough. (I can do all things through Christ…)

God is enough. (You shall have no other gods before me).

I have enough. (Practice contentment.)

I am enough. (Enough of a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend.)


enoughDo you participate in #OneWord365? If you do, what is your word? Remember, only ONE word. Not two words. Not a phrase. Distill it down to ONE. WORD. Would you share your word in the comments? I’d love to hear what it is.

About Sheila @ Making the Most of Every Day

I'm a wife, mom, and a homeschool teacher. I'm always behind on housework and paper pile sorting. I'm fond of this crazy life but not of melted cheese. I want to follow hard after God, making each day really count. I like to run, read, cook (and eat!). Thanks for joining along on my journey!

8 thoughts on “One Word for 2016

  1. I like the idea of having a word for the year! I think the word I choose is “order”. Order in the household, decluttering and restoring; order in prioritizing time, decluttering my schedule to make room for meaningful events and essential introvert down time; order in my health, decluttering my diet and finding delicious recipes to rebuild my scant GFDF recipe book, faithfully doing my PT exercises; and lastly, order in the day to day, putting God first, serving others, building good habits and removing bad habits….Order in 2016

  2. I had not heard of #OneWord365 but I do like that idea. And I like your word! I’ll have to give it some thought as to what mine might be.

  3. I saw this, was it on Hope Filled Living? Her word was JOY. Mine, unofficially, is contentment. Haven’t proclaimed that anywhere but here. I could borrow enough, too, because it is very applicable.

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