How Lipstick Helped Me Choose My Word For 2017.

Every year, some people chose either one word as their guide for the year. Other choose 3 words for the year.

I tried to come up with 3 words but could not decide on 3 that spoke to me. I toyed with Ask. Seek. Knock. After this verse from Matthew 7: 7, 8 (NIV):

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 

I also toyed with the words hope and trust but they just did not speak to me either.

Ultimately I decided to go with one word as my guide for 2017 and it all started with lipstick.

About October of last year, I decided I was tired of naked, nude colorless lips – color was what I was seeking and it had to be bold. 

After selecting my lipstick, a thought popped into my head that bold would be a good word for 2017. How I would apply it to my life this year was uncertain.

I kept thinking about other words (hope, trust, nurture,  but I kept coming back to bold.

So I decided to use BOLD as my word of the  year.

The Meaning of Bold 

Merriam-Webster’s site defines bold as

  1. 1a :  fearless before danger :  intrepidb :  showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit

  2. 2:  impudent, presumptuous

  3. 3obsolete :  assured, confident

  4. 4:  sheer, steep <bold cliffs>

  5. 5:  adventurous, free <a bold thinker>

  6. 6:  standing out prominently

  7. 7:  being or set in boldface

“Showing or Requiring a Fearless Daring Spirit”

Well that’s interesting. I am a member of  Kelly Balarie’s book launch team for her new book Fear Fighting, awakening courage to OVERCOME your fears. Guess I will be referring to her book a lot this year.

How Bold Applies To This Year

I am still not certain about how bold is going to factor into my life this year, but I have some ideas. They include:

  • Bold Living – Sounds like a lot of adventure this year. Hopefully that means a new job that pays all the bills.
  • Bold Loving – This makes me nervous as maybe this is the year I start dating again.
  • Bold Creating – Not only being adventurous in my writing and photography but finding other creative adventures to pursue. Macrame here I come!         😉
  • Bold Faith – Trusting God.

2017 fills me with hope and excitement. In order to better my all aspects of my life, I am going to need to do Bold things and boldly go where no widow has gone before.

I will keep you posted on some of my decisions and their outcomes.


4 thoughts on “How Lipstick Helped Me Choose My Word For 2017.”

  1. I love this! You are definitely going to have a bold and adventurous year! Keep us posted. My word is “Confidence.”

  2. Good word! Thinking God is “excited” that you have chosen this word because He has got some really cool stuff planned!

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