My One Word Update for March

Last month we had a 3-Part Sensory Challenge for our One Word. Below is how it worked for me with my word RELEASE.

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1. See It

I see my word every day sitting on my piano. My daughter Jenna created this sign with my word for me.

I also have kept My One Word Worksheet on my coffee table lately as I work through the 40-Day Lent Challenge from Lisa Hite. You can download her 40-Day Lent Challenge for your One Word here. She has lots of ideas for how to interact with your word.

You can also download and fill out this worksheet to further define your One Word goals.

2. Hear It

I’m still not exactly sure of which things God wants me to RELEASE this year. But this poem resonates with me on a deep level. Maybe not every line, but most of the lines. I first heard it a few years back, but it’s resurfaced for me this year. You can hear it read aloud here.

SHE LET GO
by Safire Rose

She let go.
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word.
She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort.
There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her.
And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…

3. Touch It

Connecting my word with my body has been a little more difficult. But I’m attempting yoga this Lenten season as a way to appreciate God’s gift of the body, and also using it as a way to RELEASE. I’m currently on Day 9.


How are you connecting with your One Word? Seeing or hearing or touching it? Share in the comments.

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12 thoughts on “My One Word Update for March

  1. Joanne

    I’ve been picking books with the word “step” in the title so I do see my word each time I pick them up to read. Hearing it is a bit trickier but at the same time it seems like everyone is talking about how many steps they are tracking each day and if they’ve gotten all their steps in. Touching it/ connecting it to my body is quite easy with making sure I’M getting my steps in each day (or most days anyway).

  2. Lisa Blair

    Your release sign is beautiful, Lisa! And what a wonderful reminder right there where you can see it each day. I’ve touched my word intentional through writing this month, so intentionally touching my pen and using it is the sensory input.

  3. ~ linda

    So much going on here and I love it all, Lisa. The poem is really good and so beautiful for you and your word as well as for the rest of us as releasing and forgiving is a piece of us each, I am quite sure. I used a piece of Lisa Hite’s list but not one of the ones listed on your page…oops!

  4. Donna

    Loved your update, Lisa. The poem is extraordinary and thought provoking, no matter what your word is! And choosing breath work to connect with your word is precious. I see you growing beyond your original timidity with your word, and can’t wait for next month’s check in!

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