One Word: January Reflection

I am joining Carolyn for her link party to share my one word for the year. I believe the end of each month is a good time for me to share and I plan to keep it simple by sharing a monthly update of how my word choice for the year is making a difference in my life.

As I reflect back at the word I chose for this year, I realize that forgiveness comes in many shapes and forms. To forgive someone verbally is sometimes hard, especially if that person doesn’t even realize that you have been hurt by their actions. I started keeping a journal a year or so ago to help me to forgive and to move on, which helped tremendously but I still need to continue to work on the act of “forgiving”.

As life moves forward and years have passed by, I have come to realize it’s time to put the past behind me, to forgive and to move forward. If I don’t, I will never find the peace that I seek or understand that sometimes God places us in a position to learn, to grow and to heal.

This photo collage of words really it home and truly encompasses the meaning of forgiveness.

My One Word: Forgiveness

I have chosen my 2022 word carefully,  and thoughtfully.  It was a bit of a struggle to choose between two words that seemed appropriate for this year, and for this time of my life.  For those of you that have shared Carolyn’s One Word  idea on your blogs, thank you as it was something I needed for this year and years to come.

So, my word for this year is forgiveness  and here’s a bit more about this word from Merriam-Webster Website …

forgive

 verb

for·​give |  \ fər-ˈgiv   fȯr-  \
forgave\ fər-​ˈgāv   fȯr-​  \forgiven\ fər-​ˈgi-​vən   fȯr-​  \forgiving

Essential Meaning of forgive

1to stop feeling anger toward (someone who has done something wrong) to stop blaming (someone)

2to stop feeling anger about (something) to forgive someone for (something wrong)

This word for me is one I thought long and hard about and one that is truly appropriate for this time of my life.  I am hopeful that thinking about this word and learning from this word that I will be able to forgive, find peace and learn to move on.

Thank you for letting me share.