Tell Your One Word 2023 “Thank You!”
{One Word 2023 November Linkup}

Link your ONE WORD blog posts below. Share an update about your One Word in the comments.

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As we pause in November to give thanks for the blessings in our lives, are you thankful for your One Word, too?

Try a gratefulness practice with your One Word. Write down 5 or 6 things that you’re grateful for about your word this year.

Such as, “Thank you for…”

  • A lesson your word taught you
  • New people you’ve met, thanks to your word
  • Improved attitudes you’ve adopted due to your word
  • Physical changes instigated by your word
  • Spiritual disciplines shaped by your word

If you’d like, write these down on an actual thank-you card. Place the card where you’ll find it again in a few weeks as a reminder to remain grateful for how your word served you in 2023.

We’d love to see your list, too! Take a photo or screenshot of your list and share it with us in a blog post or in our Facebook group.

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Here’s my Thank You Letter to my word HUMAN.

Dear “Human,”

Wow. You’ve been amazing this year to reveal so many things to me about my own humanness, and about humanity all around me.

1—Thank you for prompting me month after month to value my own worth as a human being on this planet, mistakes and all.

2—Thank you for nudging me to make new friends in the flesh this year, incredible human beings like Naomi and Rachel. As a human, I need other humans.

3—Thank you for helping me live more embodied, to be aware of my senses, to place this human body in new spaces.

4—Thank you for rooting me deeper in humility, for showing me I haven’t yet arrived, while giving compassion to myself for my humanness as well as compassion on those around me for theirs.

5—Thank you for focusing me on a human’s most important value: love. What an array of opportunities you prompted me to see in 2023 to love and be loved, in both predictable and unexpected ways.

Even though this year is almost over, you and I will remain intrinsically linked every year. I am, after all, Human.

THANK YOU, my word, from the fullness of this human heart,

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This November linkup for One Word updates will remain open for two weeks, closing at midnight on Thursday, December 7. Each link shared here will also be shared with our One Word Facebook group

Our final One Word linkup for 2023 will open on Saturday, December 23.

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26 thoughts on “Tell Your One Word 2023 “Thank You!”
{One Word 2023 November Linkup}

  1. Joanne Viola

    I absolutely love these ideas you suggested and hope to sit in quietness on Friday to reflect. Thank you for all you do to keep us reflecting on our One Words. May you and your family have a most blessed Thanksgiving!

  2. Lynn

    What a wonderful idea– a thank you note for your word! You’ve taught me a lot about what it means to be human, Lisa. So thank-you! Although I wasn’t able to keep up with posting about my word “simplicity”, (marriage, moving, new jobs …you know…just that simple life stuff filling my year), you still helped me stay accountable and it was always a pleasure to read how others were doing with their words, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Well, my two cents is that you practiced Simplicity by posting less about it, Lynn. 🙂 You had a lot of complicated things going on in your life this year! Finding simplicity in the midst of complexity was a discipline in itself.

  3. Lux G.

    My one word for 2023 was ‘No’ and I’m thankful that it made me more able to say yes to better things. It helped me build a healthier boundary. Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa!

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      We undervalue the importance of a good “no”; I’m glad you were able to benefit by using it more this year, thus opening space for more valuable things. Beautiful, Lux!

  4. Lisa Brittain

    Learn. That’s been my one word this year. Come and learn has been Christ’s invitation to me this year. Thank you for this opportunity to share. I love your word, human. What an amazing adventure you’ve had this year!

  5. Linda Stoll

    What a powerful letter, a creative way to sum up all the learnings from one simple word. Such a beautiful example for us all even if we’re not doing a One Word right this moment. Thanks, Lisa.

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