Faith: My One Little Word for 2014

by Jessica on January 6, 2014

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I grew up thinking that with a whole lot of wishing (and pretending), I could have the perfect life. If I just got good grades, walked a straight line, hung with the right crowd, went to church, made my parents proud and married a nice guy, things would be just fine. And yes, I’ve done most, if not all, of those things. However, things aren’t perfect. And yet, I tend to think that they still can be.

I don’t always let on to the darkness that sometimes hangs over me. Most days, the clouds are a bright white and the breeze softly blows them by. But other days, they’re ink black and they press down so hard that I don’t want to move, let alone face the day. And yet, I have no need to feel this way. I lead an incredibly blessed life… I know this (and tell myself so, constantly), but I still seem to live in a pit that I can’t climb my way out of.

I recently completed the Live More Weigh Less Challenge, and while I met a number of amazing women going through similar struggles, it’s still entirely up to me to put in the work and make a change in the way I think and react. So this year, I’m choosing One Little Word to help me in the process: Faith. A word kept on a key that I’ll wear as a daily reminder to have:

  • Faith in myself… to love, grow, flourish, believe in and become the best ‘me’ there is (emotionally & physically).
  • Faith in the possible… of the known and unknown.
  • Faith in taking just one more step… to push myself and never, ever, give up.
  • Faith that one day, I’ll be able to pull myself up out of this pit… and never return.

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That key I mentioned above? It’s the Word of the Year Necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs and I found it via the lovely Kristen of Dine & Dish. Kristen is giving away one of these beautiful necklaces on her blog and you’ve got until midnight CST on Wednesday, January 8th to enter. Just leave a comment for her with your One Little Word for 2014 and you’re in.

Have faith… things aren’t always as bad as they seem.


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 gloria January 7, 2014 at 10:21 am

Is a wonderful Word I think!x
Happy New Year !


2 mommag47 January 7, 2014 at 11:43 am

One of the best words, EVER!


3 Julie January 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm



4 Nikki @Seeded at the Table January 7, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Such a great focus word! Mine is “joy” right now. Finding joy in the small things, so I’m focusing on what’s great in my life and not the things that are missing. ­čÖé xoxo


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