My one little word for 2013

HappY NeW YeaR! 
LoVE the start of a fresh new year with a clean slate full of wonder, goals & possibilities!  

  Have you ever realized how much one little word can make a huge difference?  For the past 3 years I've chosen a word to focus on & to have as my mantra for the fresh year ahead.  {Got the idea from Here} It's amazing as I reflect at the end of each year & see the silent impact one simple little word has brought into my life with out me even realizing it.  
here are my past words: 2010, 2011, 2012 

-SAVORing & enjoying every second of my surprise 38th birthday party- 

All my past words have served me well.  They each mean something so special to me. 

This past year I really tried to Savor & enjoy all that was going on in my life & around me.  I learned to let some things go {which is hard for me to not always be in charge or in control of things} 
& everything will be fine.  That was a great lesson for me to learn.  

I've thought, pondered, jotted down lots of opinions for my word of the year.  I've tried to listen for a word to speak to me that I should pick for 2013.  I've been thinking for awhile that it has to something with growing & learning. 
{I really want to embrace those concepts this year} 
But I wanted it to be a strong word & involving action. After some thought my word for 2013 is . . 

- Discover -
Oh, the possibilities..... joys, a love for something new, travel, try new foods, new opportunities, uncover hidden talents, interests, have an adventure, learn new things, expand, grow, explore!

Here is the official definition:

I love it!  I'm feeling energized & excited for the year ahead.  Not that I'm going to discover something that no one else in the world has ever seen before but DiSCOVER new things for myself. I really want to learn, discover hidden talents & explore new paths.  Think outside the box to grow & learn as I go. 

Here are just a  couple of the ways I'm going to Discover.
1- my One Line a Day journal
{jot down something everyday,I've discovered or learned}
2- Crossword puzzles 
{oh, help me!  I'm going to discover a new way of thinking & some new words along the way.  2 of the smartest ladies I know, both are 94, do crossword puzzles daily. So I thought it would be a good thing to try} 

I'd love to hear from you. Do you have a word for the year?  Have you ever tried this before?  If you haven't you SHOULD- I've seen the power of it in my own life & I love it! 
{* leave me a comment & tell my your word for 2013} 

If you want some help picking a word go over to Ali's blog & she has a list of words from her readers that might spark your interest. 
**the most important part is once you've picked a word to WRITE it down somewhere to see everyday!

Found this quote & thought it tied in beautifully with my word for 2013. 
"I've learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain but all the happiness & growth occurs while you're climbing it"

Thanks for stopping by- off to Discover & climb the mountain
{so excited!} 



Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

This is a great word! I think I might make this my second word for the year because it can go so many ways!

Julie said...

I'm a big fan of crossword puzzles. Let me know if you ever want to play "Words with Friends". I love these word games, but I seem to be the only fan in my family. Happy New Year!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said... Saw this on KSL for FREE...could be cute!!

Natalie said...

i have been debating my word too = i have been doing "one little word" for several years too and love it. I think my word is going to be HOME...or possibly ESSENTIAL...don't know why I am having such trouble this time around :) Oh the possibilities!!! We need to plan our lunch date!

monkey2 said...

Melissa, thanks again for sharing this idea!!! My word for 2013 is EMBRACE...I want to own my choices and embrace all that life has to offer. I feel like I need to embrace the gospel, my kids, my husband and my projects with optimism and confidence that what I'm doing is making a difference. I want to "own it" as a friend so eloquently stated. Thanks and Happy New Discoveries!

Honeybee said...

Oh, I love your words! Thanks so much for sharing, your thoughts are inspiring to read. 2013 is going to be amazing, I'm sure!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I'm thinking "lucky". Last year, I think, was "clean". Sometimes they just seem to evolve and are words I keep coming back to. Your word is fun, I like the possibilities!

AJ and Cindy said...

Oh, I love this! I am going to blog my "OLW", too! :)I Love your cheerfulness and happiness that you put out on your blog each time, it is always so fun to read :)

Staci said...

Mine is organize. My life, my home, and my food!!!! This is the overhaul year for me!