I’ve read a little bit about One Little Word this year and it came to mind as I sat with friends just after midnight on New Year’s Day.
What shall we pray for the new year? What’s the one thing you’d like to see happen? Or the one circumstance you want to see change?
What’s the one little word that I want to sum up my year?
There are things I would like to have freedom from and things I would like to have freedom to do but either way it’s freedom that sums it up. For me, I think it’s going to mean a new openness, a sense of stepping out, the courage that is needed to do that, a new beginning where old things no longer hold me back, where I refuse to let myself be hemmed in by others’ expectations of me, or even hemmed in by my own expectations of myself. It’s not recklessness, carelessness or disregard for others – it’s just freedom.