|One Perfect Word by Debbie Macomber|
For most of us, focusing on one significant word is much more realistic than wrestling with those pesky New Year's resolutions. Over the years, I have set hundreds of resolutions. It would be humiliating to tally up how many of those well-intentioned resolutions I have actually kept. After reading One Perfect Word, I feel confident that I can, and will, experience meaningful growth in 2018. There's no time like the present to begin. Let's get started!
You may be wondering how to select your word. As a Christian, Macomber's process is done prayerfully. Some of her words over the years have included: passion, desire, balance, purpose, seek, wisdom, surrender, trust, believe, and hope. Some people don't have to search very hard for their words. The right words seem to find them. Is there a word that keeps popping up in your life lately? Perhaps that word is trying to get your attention and is saying 'choose me... choose me.'
So once Macomber has her word, what then? Over the course of the year she reads, reflects, journals, meets with friends in her One Word weekly breakfast club for discussions, and enjoys creative Wordplay activities. By giving yourself a whole year to slowly digest the gleanings of your word, there is plenty of opportunity to nourish your spirit without the rush or anxiety of looming deadlines.
It's not just Christians who delve into the One Word system of growth. Individuals of all backgrounds have found this to be a powerful means of achieving desired outcomes. Due to the popularity of this process, there are one word themed books in many different genres. Each of you can choose the method that best speaks to who you are and what you are seeking. Perhaps you will develop a whole new personalized system to share with others in your circle.
This is the second time I have read One Perfect Word. Macomber's book continues to inspire me to become all that I was created to be. For me, it was the perfect way to start my new year. I believe Christian book clubs, Bible study groups, and individuals of faith will find this to be a worthy read.
Have you ever selected a word for the year? Do you have a word in mind for 2018? I would love for you to share in the comment section below.
Happy New Year! May 2018 be the Year of Abundant Becoming.
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