Last year I tried to pick a word but I didn't really settle on one. I was thinking along the line of purposely, purposeful, etc. I tried to find a verse to go with my word but couldn't settle on a verse either. I wanted to try to be more purposeful in what I did. Even though I didn't really settle on a word the idea was there often and I found it did help me to be more focused. I didn't always succeed but I was more successful than I would have been if I hadn't thought about it at all.
This year I have decided on a word. My word is wholeheartedly. I really need to work on my attitude, especially when it comes to many of my responsibilities. I want to work "wholeheartedly" at what I do instead of just doing things half-heartedly.
My Word for the Year was actually inspired by a verse that I have decided to make my Verse for the Year - Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing it for the Lord and not merely for people." ISV I like how this page shows how the verse is translated in different versions of the Bible. I especially like the Douay-Rheims Bible "do it from the heart" and the Weymouth New Testament "let your hearts be in your work".
So, that's my goal for the year - to let my heart be in my work and do things from my heart.
Do you have a Word for the Year? I'd love to hear about it. By the way - Happy New Year!