One Word 2017: FRIENDSHIP
I haven't ever participated in the "One Word" movement that many people do every new year. My mother-in-law has done it for the past 6 years and talks often about her "word" and how it affects her attitude and actions.
That said, as I look back on 2016, it's very clear that there was a theme tying together all the things we focused on throughout the past year--COMMUNITY:
Whether it was through church, our neighborhood, our extended families, sports teams, school groups, or our city -- we were heavily involved in doing all we could to cultivate community in our lives and God blessed us tremendously, widening our circle and giving us a ton of new people in our lives to love and care for.
In 2017, building on that connected feeling I've felt with the people around me, I hope to focus on fostering FRIENDSHIPS -- taking a few of those community relationships and turning them into deeper friendships.
Turning those acquaintances into true friendships, where we are able to share the good, the bad, the fun and the frustrating.
Here's to a year filled with friends!