This is the first year I've heard about people choosing one word to make a significant difference in their lives. I love the idea. I first heard about it from my agency mate, Beth K.Vogt, here. Shortly after she posted on the blog I discovered that Debbie Macomber has also been doing this for years and now has a book out called One Perfect Word. When I first read the title I thought how can one word make that much difference? But together with Beth's post and reading about Debbie's book that is coming out I had a change of heart. Maybe one word could make a difference for me.
I haven't made a New Years resolution for a long time. I set some goals instead. I made some, forgot about others, and lost my focus. By choosing one word I hope to make a difference to how I chose to live each day this year. It's a word that could drastically change a lot for the better in my day job, my writing career, and my family life. Now I know you're wondering what word I've chosen. Okay, here it is: ORGANIZE. I know, I know. You may be thinking that's not such a big deal. The point is it's my word and it IS a big deal to me. So many of us, including me, look for balance, we want to de-clutter, or live simply, or get out of debt. For me, I hope that the word ORGANIZE will help me achieve much this year that will help me put a dent in some of these other issues one day at a time.
I've been searching the Bible for ideas related to the word organize. This is what I found: