One Word 2013 Blog Hop – Journey

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I have always been fascinated by the power of words. I truly believe that the pen is mightier than the sword. I also believe that words are powerful tools that have the power to change your life.

That’s why I love the One Word Challenge – an alternative approach to traditional New Year’s Resolutions. Simply choose One Word – any word – that represents who you are – who you want to be – who you are becoming – or what you want your year to be about. It doesn’t matter which word you pick as long as it’s significant to you.

Be serious. Be playful. Be lofty. Be light. You’ll soon discover that the One Word Challenge is a practice that is simultaneously simple and profound.

Then, share your word with us – either by linking up your One Word blog post or by writing about it in the comments. The unveiling of the words is always an inspirational time of exploration and discovery!

My official word for 2013 is Journey – a word I feel God whispered in my ear. I don’t know what the year holds in store – but to me, Journey embodies a willingness to embrace and learn from all of the life’s experiences!

Happy New Year to you. May you experience an abundance of joy in your journey!

For more information about choosing your word, visit One Word 365 and One Little Word 2013. For a pretty custom One Word button, visit Melanie at Only A Breath!

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  1. Wesens-Art says:

    I wish you and your family all the best for 2013!
    Hugs from Germany!

  2. Michelle
    Twitter: Divatude

    Love this! I read a book a few years ago where the characters did this and I adopted it as my alternative to traditional resolutions. The past year my word was gratitude. I’m waiting on confirmation for 2013’s word but will definitely come back and link up once I get it. Happy New Year to you!!!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy New Year to you Michelle – I look forward to finding out what your word is for 2013!
      For most of 2012, I thought I would be choosing a different word for 2013,
      But when it came time to actually pick my word, Journey was the one that kept coming to mind…

      I understand totally about the confirmation process… you will know when you know! 🙂

  3. Melissa says:

    I agree with you about the power of words! Thanks for sharing about the One Word Button too! The word “Joy” has really stood out to me (and my daughter) this past year … I even wrote about how she now rolls her eyes when she sees the word … which is probably not a good thing!

    Happy New Year!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Uh oh – one day your daughter will learn we can never have too much Joy in our lives! 🙂

      Happy New Year to you Melissa and again, thanks for linking up –
      Starting my day with your POSITIVE post brought me great JOY! 🙂

  4. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Happy New Year to you Ramona!
    Ive linked up to your party, I dont have a special post about my one word but, it is “Faith”.
    =) Thanks so much for mentioning Melanie and her Blog over the weekend!
    Melanie is so sweet! she made my “One Word” blog button, which I used in my link up.

    I chose Faith, because of my Faith in God, and Faith that my Family and I will have a wonderful New Year!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy New Year to you, dear Melissa!
      I smiled so wide when I saw your word today.
      I’m so glad you saw my post and connected with Melanie – she is just the best!

      I look forward to reading about and supporting you on your Faith journey this year! 🙂

  5. Marcie says:

    My word for 2013 is create. Create the best in 2013! Happy New Year

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy New Year to you Marcie! As you know, CREATE is one of my FAVORITE words!
      Best of luck to you in the New Year – I look forward to seeing where your CREATIVE JOURNEY takes you! 🙂

  6. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    Huh, I could have sworn I posted a comment here…I’ve posted more blog posts and comments in the last week than I have in a long time and it’s making a dreamlike multimedia presentation in my mind…*ROFL*. I’ve got my word narrowed down to two choices, and will get back to you when I have my “final answer”. :O)

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy New Year LuAnn – I can’t wait to see what word you will choose for 2013!

      I have set this party to stay open for the entire month of 2013, so there is plenty of time for you to pick your words if you are just finding out about the concept… Please help spread the word about the party and if you like, stop by Melanie’s to get your FREE button (in black or white) – she is such a blessing to us all! 🙂

  7. Debbie says:

    This is such a great idea! Will definitely link up and I wish you well on your JOURNEY. Happy New Year!

  8. Helen says:

    It seems that everything that is out of whack in my life all comes down to needing more balance, so that’s my word of the year 🙂 Balance in housework, balance in eating, balance in time management, balance in hobbies, etc.
    I’m wayyyyy too much all-or-nothing. Then one thing gets my focus and everything else falls by the wayside. Balance would help it all 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Wow, Helen – Balance is TRULY a word that most of us can relate to!
      That is such a fabulous choice!
      Best of luck to you on your Journey – I look forward to reading about your progress! 🙂

  9. Piper says:

    I joined the link up…. And I love the song…amazing how God confirms my one word. JOY!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      It is such a JOY to see God’s hand at work in the choosing of our words and to see Melanie’s beautiful buttons on display.
      Happy New Year to you! 🙂

  10. Denise & Kitty Tales Gang says:

    When I look back over the rocky road that was the past year, and as I look to the future, I would have to say that my one word has been, is and will always be faith! God be with you in the coming year.

    Happy New Year,

  11. Victoria from the Busy House Big Heart says:

    It usually takes me forever to think of these things. However, this word was almost instantaneous!


  12. LadyD says:

    Wishing you JOY this new year!

  13. Langley says:

    Visiting via BlogPaws wordless wednesday. The one word concept is interesting, thanks for sharing. Happy New Year.

  14. You know how much i loved my button and will be sharing it quite soon Thanks again!

  15. I found your blog via LifeVesting. Thanks for hosting the link up! I’m looking forward to exploring your blog further.


  16. Thank you for hosting the blog hop and for telling us about Melanie’s awesome and generous offer to make buttons.

  17. Bree Beal says:

    I LOVE Your blog. It’s just beautiful. Happy New Year and God Bless you.

  18. KalleyC
    Twitter: Kalleyc

    I saw this concept on this blog first and I just had to look more into it! I’m really loving this. The word that I chose this year is patience. I am so signed up to your linky.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m so glad you discovered the One Word concept here Kalley and have joined us in the process! Patience – what an awesome word! I wish you all the best with that. That is definitely not one of my strongest suits! 🙂

  19. Carrie says:

    Thanks for the blog hop, it’s great to read what words others find inspiring. I found you through the Thoughtful Thursday link-up over on Found the Marbles!

  20. Jessica says:

    What a great song.. and a great word! Happy New Year!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy New Year to you too Jessica!
      Trust – what a great word!
      I am working on the cover for my 2013 Planner and Trust is one of the words that made it onto the collage! 🙂

  21. My one word is ‘firsts’ As it will be a year of many first with my girls


  22. Loy says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for coming up with the ‘one word blog hop’ . I look forward to reading everybody’s 2013 word!

  23. Tereasa says:

    Journey is actually similar to my word! Last year my word was “abide.” This year I have chosen “go.” After a year of learning to abide in the Lord, it has been a natural progression to go in the Lord.

  24. So interesting. I’m late in linking up, but I am joining with the word “Discovery”, and that’s what I blogged about. I didn’t even realize there was a “one word” blog hop until after the Lord gave me that word. 🙂 Anyway, I’m excited about 2013. Also, I LOVE “Joy in the Journey”. My late husband and I chose that for one of our songs when we renewed our vows on our 30th wedding anniversary. Thanks for sharing it, and for hosting and inspiring. — Nancy

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Nancy, hearing that Joy In The Journey is the song that you and your late husband renewed your 30th wedding anniversary vows to really touched my heart. I had personally picked Connect to be my word for this year… but when I got Melanie’s post about the buttons and started reflecting on my word, I felt the Lord was whispering Journey in my ear… so Journey is what I went with. Discovery is also a fabulous word! May you make many fabulous Discoveries on your Journey through 2013!

  25. April says:

    My “theme” for this year is Lean. But it’s not just about weight, it’s about finance and and simplicity. I want to slim down on “stuff” and debt!

    Stopping by from the Friendly Friday Hop. Have a great day!

  26. eof777 says:

    Hi again!
    I added a link on my post to this… My word is Peace. Happy New Year!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Awesome word! When I was young I learned a song in school called “Let There Be Peace On Earth, And Let It Begin With Me” which is what comes to mind when I reflect on your word! Thanks for sharing with us Elizabeth!

  27. Renee says:

    I like your word for 2013 and the adventures in hints at! God bless….

  28. Lisa says:

    Thank you SO much for inviting me to share in this wonderful blog hop! It is so uplifting to read all of these posts and I look forward to seeing what blessings 2013 has in store for all of us! 🙂

  29. Laura Rath says:

    Hi Wendy,
    I really like the word “journey” because it’s ongoing. I can look back at the journey God’s had me on, and still forward where He’ll take me next. (I guess it’s obvious I like the word since it’s part of my blog name–Journey in Faith. lol)

  30. Katherines Corner
    Twitter: goaskkatie

    my word is always the sames, grateful. Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again soon. I posted the new giveaway! xo

  31. Britton says:

    I found you from the SITS sharefest. I absolutely LOVE your word! My word this year is “anew”! I did a post on it a few weeks ago and linked up!

  32. I´ve been doing this for several years now, and I love it. I´ve joined the link up. My word for this year is “respect”, I have written about this in my blog. Thanks for hosting!

  33. Donna Heber says:

    This is such a fantastic idea! I just linked up my one word – ‘Embrace’. I look forward to visiting the others in this blog hop.

  34. Journey is a great word…kind of like my word last year…explore! I’ve decided this year to leave my word explore as a kind of silent partner, like a wingman to my new word this year!

  35. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    Thanks for the invite! I’ve finally linked my one word for 2013. I’ve included it on my Sat. blog hop. I’ve added a link to this post and I’ve Tweeted this one for you too. God bless!

    Tina – Amanda’s Books and More


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