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
1a : fearless before danger : intrepidb : showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit
2: impudent, presumptuous
5: adventurous, free <a bold thinker>
6: standing out prominently
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.