I didn't think too long or hard about picking a word for this year; in fact, in December I thought that I wouldn't do one this year... and that's when HEALTHY popped into my mind.
Yeah, that fits.
I want our teenager to find a healthy state of mind, and healthy ways of dealing with life.
I want us to have healthy ways of dealing with our teenager!
I want our 3 year old to have a healthy level of attachment - to be able to go to sleep on his own, to be able to go to Sunday School on his own...
I want all our of relationships to be healthy. I want for us to seek to understand each other and love each other well.
I want an always healthy marriage.
I want a physically healthy family & to feed them healthy meals.
I want us all to have healthy friendships and healthy hobbies.
I want our businesses to be healthy and growing.
I want us to have a healthy thriving church family that we are active in.
Of course we are not unhealthy in all those areas - like everyone, we have lots of ups and downs in lots of areas. But in thinking about what is important to me and what I have been focusing on lately, healthy seems to be a word that fits in all areas.
Having one word does seem to be a help as I pray - a springboard to know where to start and what to ask for.
May your year be a healthy one, too.
(My words from other years are here.)