New Year’s resolutions have been fading out of fashion over the last several years. It’s no wonder. They’re often daunting, overwhelming, and by mid-February only a distant memory. My biggest gripe with resolutions is that usually they’re made without much thought.
What’s taken its place, though, is choosing an intentional word of the year. Having a word or short phase to continually refer back to for the entire year is a great way to bring focus and intention to the mundane of every day life.
NURTURE was my intentional word of the year for 2020. I had several areas of my life that needed tending to grow and mature. Things I nurtured were my spiritual life, my marriage, relationships with my children, my love for the outdoors, and so on. It was a wonderful word. I had it posted on my bathroom mirror for the entire year.
On the hard days, because we all have hard days, I would see it right there in f