IT ALL STARTED WITH GRACE
In the spring, my sister asked me to stay with my parents while my Dad recovered from a mini-stroke. When I got there, my parents were really struggling. My mother had Parkinson’s’ and my Dad was her caretaker, and he was wrestling with his own health issues.
MY WORD APPLIED
Our family realized that it wasn’t possible for our parents to live on their own anymore. I stayed for several weeks while we made arrangements for them to be near more family members. I needed grace when working with my parents and my siblings, who all wanted what was best for our parents, but we didn’t all agree on what that was. I needed grace for myself and my own family. Our lives were turned upside down in an instant. I really needed the comfort that thinking about and asking for grace brought me.
WORDS CAN FIND US
By the end of 2014, I felt that I had been flattened by a steam roller. It was in that mood that I was listening to different versions of the hymn, “Amazing Grace”, and my daughter shared a version by The Piano Guys on YouTube. Theirs was a mix of Amazing Grace and Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song”, and just like that, I found my word for 2015. It was the word “fight” as in “I still have a lot of fight left in me”.
MY WORD APPLIED
Both of my parents passed away in 2015, my Dad in January, and my mother in July. I needed every ounce of courage and strength I could muster to be OK that year, and it didn’t end after the funerals. In a large family of nine kids, there are a lot of decisions that must be made collectively after the death of your parents. It was challenging, to say the least. Remembering that I still had a lot of fight left in me kept me going – literally and figuratively.
WHAT ABOUT A WORD FOR YOU IN 2022?
I have discovered after years of choosing a word each year, that somehow the word I choose ends up being the perfect word to face the challenges of that year.
I would love for you to join me for a FREE “One Little Word” workshop/webinar I am presenting this Friday. I will get into more details about how one word can make a BIG difference. You will find that the process of choosing a word brings clarity to knowing what you want – that can last the entire year.
In this webinar I will share some ways that I have found to choose your word, remember your word, and how to use prayer and meditation to let your word change you for the better, and finally, how to apply your word to real life events.
If you would like some help finding your own word for 2022, please join me on Friday, December 31st at 10:00 AM PST
Learn how to find your word, the types of words that work best, and how something as simple as a word can make a BIG difference in your life.