© 2015 Alison Walker
Beginning with 2011, inspired by my friend Sue, I've made a tradition of choosing a one-word theme for the year. My word for 2011 was Order, and in 2012, I chose Fullness. The word I chose for 2013 was actually three interrelated words - (en)light(en) - and in 2014 I wanted to build on what I'd learned in the previous years and chose Onward as my word.
My One Little Word for 2015 is See. I chose it after I'd encountered a particular scriptural passage three separate times over a period of just a few weeks in three entirely different circumstances. That passage - from the first epistle of Peter - counsels us to "love life and see good days." What a simple yet profound suggestion! Says the inspirational writer Emily Belle Freeman:
It is an interesting choice of words. We live in a society that is constantly reminding us to have a good day. We see that phrase written at the bottom of our restaurant receipts, hanging on the walls of our grocery stores, and even used as a salutation at the end of our e-mails. Interestingly, no one reminds us to see a good day.As I've thought about and tried to live the word See this year, I've been amazed at what I've learned and felt - and, yes, seen. Throughout this month I'm going to blog about some of those things. Will you come and see?
I wonder how different our outlook on life would become if that became our motto. What if we trained ourselves to see good days?
I believe it is possible.
I believe it would be life changing.
Edwards, Ali. "One Little Word." Ali Edwards.
Freeman, Emily. Love Life and See Good Days. Deseret Book, 2011.