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A New One Word 2021 Group
Lately I’ve been lingering in my memories. “Linger” is the word I chose for 2020. Little did we realize how much lingering we each would do in our own spaces in 2020!
I’ve also been thinking ahead about my One Word for 2021. So I’m creating a One Word community for 2021.
It will be a low-key group where we can:
- Share about our One Words once a month
- Listen to others share about their One Words
- Help each other stay accountable to practice our individual word throughout the year
On the 21st day of each month I’ll offer my blog as home for you to share your own progress (or lack thereof) via comments or your own blog posts or Instagram posts. I’m also setting up a Facebook group for those interested in more interactions throughout each month.
5 Snapshots of Lingering in Time
Here are 5 pictures (and my One Second Everyday video) from last month, reflecting on time—past, present, and future.
1. THE PAST – PART 1
My husband Jeff has a gift for connecting with the older generation, listening to them talk about their past, about the toys they grew up with, the lives they lived. One such toy is Cushman scooters. Jeff’s hobby is buying old Cushmans, working on them awhile, then selling them to those who want them. This is a unique one, a 1961-ish Cushman Golfster.
2. THE PAST – PART 2
Our granddaughters were with us on November 13 this year, the birthday and death anniversary of our precious middle daughter Kali 27 years ago. Our granddaughter got to wish Aunt Kali a “Happy Birthday” and leave flowers on her grave.
3. THE PRESENT
Living in 2020 has brought many firsts. This was our first all-outdoors Thanksgiving. Thankfully it was a semi-warm, totally sunny day at my in-laws’ house. But who knows?—this could be the beginning of a brand new tradition (except I hope we’ll not have to keep a 6-foot distance again).
4. THE FUTURE
I love watching my youngest daughter Jenna and Trey grow into their marriage. They have a bright future together. They are both avid photographers, so Trey rowed Jenna to the pelicans who were also visiting my in-laws on Thanksgiving Day so she could get closer photos of them.
5. TIME COMBINED
Our oldest granddaughter always asks to see the rockets when she comes to our house. This trip we took her to the Space and Rocket Center near us to walk among the rockets. My father spent his career building rockets and the Space Shuttle for NASA so I love that she is interested in them. Jeff also builds rockets for his job, so I feel past, present, and future all combined in this photo.
Featured Post—Laurie’s One Word 2021
As Laurie reflected on her 2020 word (“humility”) she was given a wonderful followup word for 2021.
“As it turned out, 2020 was the perfect year to consider humility. The pandemic reminded me often to be humble; my thin illusion of control was regularly shattered.
Each year I have allowed my word to come to me, rather than searching one out. This year, I knew my word for 2021 months ago.
My word is empty.”
Read her beautiful post here. Then add your own posts below.
My Word of the Year
1. Share 1 or 2 of your most recent CHRISTIAN LIVING posts. (No DIY, crafts, recipes, or inappropriate articles.) All links are randomly sorted.
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Now Let’s Link Up!
Did you choose One Word for 2020? Do you have one yet for 2021? Share your thoughts in the comments.
And also let me know in the comments if you’re interested in learning more about the One Word 2021 community!
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