One Word

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The last few years my friend Alece has picked one word as her theme for the entire year. And then she tries to make sure that she is all about that word all year long. I love her heart and the intentionality behind it.

But I tried picking the word “action” last year. And although I do think it helped me get off the couch and get in gear, I wouldn’t say that “action” defined my 2010. So I was a little hesitant about picking a word again this year, but I have decided to take the plunge and try again. Because if picking a great word and being all about that word defines one day, or guides one right decision, it is a good thing.

Without further adieu, my word for 2011 is “honesty.”

It’s not that I struggle with dishonesty. It’s that I struggle with wanting everyone to like me, with not wanting to rock the boat, with being bold enough to put it ALL out there, and so I shrug away from the hard conversation and settle for less, for less than honesty.

Now, don’t worry, I am not about to get all up in things that are not my business. I am not going to create an environment that doesn’t ooze love and grace. But I am going to work on speaking my heart and mind…with honesty.

Have you picked one word for 2010? What is it and why?

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dogs Molly and Maisy, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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