My 2013 Word for the Year

Eucharisteo (Thankfulness)

My Word:
My word for the year of 2013 is Eucharisteo (Thankfulness)

1. to be grateful, feel thankful (pleased and relieved)
2. give thanks (expressing gratitude and relief)
3. pleased and relieved
4. expressing gratitude and relief
5. glad that something has happened or not happened, that someone     or something exists
6. of relating to, or expressing thanks

Synonyms:  grateful, appreciative, filled with gratitude, relieved

My Vision Board: 

"Every day nay not be good, but there is something good in every day."

"To be content doesn't mean you don't desire more, it means you're thankful for what you have and patient for what's to come."

"The secret to having it all is knowing you already do."

"Don't waste the season of life you are in now because you want the next one to come."

"It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful."

"Concentrate on counting your blessings and you'll have a life time to count on everything else." -Woodrow Kroll

"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing." -C.S Lewis

My friend Joyce and I read One Thousand Gift by Anne Voskamp. The author gave an invitation to journal 1,000 gifts (a thankful list). My Friend and I both decided to accept the invite. I took my previous "Thankful List" (that I had on a 3x5 note card) and transferred it over to a green journal and began. The author shared that we can be thankful in the ordinary every day things that happen to us. The day to day. 

Let Go:  
Let go of the hard, trying times and focus on everything we have to be thankful for. Let go of the negative and be thankful for all the little things in life that bring us joy. Let go of a negative and begin seeking out all the things we can be thankful in this life. 

Reason why:
I had another Ear Surgery and more bed rest. I came off the bed rest and shortly after Shawn proposed to me and asked me to marry him! We started planning our wedding for the next year!  I was going to Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy and Occupational Therapy. My walking and balance was pretty bad and I was extremely weak from two rounds of bed rest.

Bible Verses:
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18

"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as member of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." Colossians 3:15

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." Colossians 3:17

"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name." Psalm 100:4

"Praise the LORD, Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever." Psalm 106:1

"Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever." Psalm 107:1

"Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great Kind above all gods." Psalm 95:2-3

"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our "God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:28-29

"For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer." 1 Timothy 4:4-5

"All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow the glory of God. There fore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day." 2 Corinthians 4;15-16

"You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion,and through us your generosity will result in Thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs o the Lord's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God." 2 Corinthians 9:11-12

What I have learned:

1. There is always something to be thankful for. 
2. Being thankful is contagious.
3. Opening up your life to thankfulness changes your mindset. Your     mind begins to naturally look for things to be thankful for         each day. 
4. Thankfulness is life changing.
5. Thankfulness opens our heart, mind and life to all the good         things of life like joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness,       faithfullness, and gentleness.

Join the Conversation:

Is the "Word for the Year" new to you? Do you have a word for this year? How has your word impacted your life? Please share your word or any thoughts you may have,  I would love to hear them!

Love and Prayers ❤


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