For several years I’ve seen posts around blogland by people who have chosen one word to live by or frame their new year. Every time I read about it I spend some time wondering what my word would be if I chose one. I could never come up with anything.

Two days ago, as I was out running, it hit me. I know my word for 2013! Are you ready for it?

EMBRACE

Looking back on the past several years I think my word has been endure. It wasn’t a purposeful choice, but I think in a lot of ways that’s how I’ve been living. I don’t want to endure my time on this earth. I want to make it count! I want to embrace all that God is giving me in every moment.

The more I think about it the more I like it. I can use this word in every aspect of my life. I can use it in all of my plans and resolutions for 2013. Embracing where I am will help me be content with where I live, how much money I have or don’t have, what I have to do to get a little healthier. Most of all, I want to embrace where my children are right now. I don’t want to be so frustrated when the teenager or pre-teens slap through their chores to get to game time. I don’t want to be so irritated to see all the toy bins dumped in one big heap on the floor by the littles or see the baby with marker marks all over his legs again. I want to love every moment of what God has given me.

Do you have a word for 2013? If not, you can share mine. 🙂