Word of the Year 2016



I am a blogger with Compassion Bloggers and every year they prompt their bloggers to find their word of the year. The one word that they will use all year, the one word that sticks out to them more than anything else, the one word that will sum up their whole year. This has been a tradition for Compassion Bloggers since 2008.  


For me, the word abundance has been in my thoughts since the new year began so it is fitting that I go with it. 


a·bun·dance
əˈbəndəns/
noun
  1. a very large quantity of something.
    "the tropical island boasts an abundance of wildlife"
    • the quantity or amount of something, e.g., a chemical element or an animal or plant species, present in a particular area, volume, sample, etc.
      "estimates of abundance of harp seals"
    • (in solo whist) a bid by which a player undertakes to make nine or more tricks.

This year I am striving for abundance in my life, in the life of my family. I am striving for emotional abundance. I want to be happy, not just eh happy, but completely happy in every decision I make. I don't want to question if I am making the right decisions, I am just going to do and not worry. I want to be completely happy in everything I do, alone or as a family. I want abundance financially. We decided to each do the 52 week money challenge this year. I also have looked into starting college funds for each of the kids and they each have their own savings with a decent balance. I want to have abundance in work, the companies I work with and the work I put out. 
Living abundantly does not seem all that hard but the reality is that alot of the world is negative. Unfortunately, there are some negative people in my life that I have to deal with, even from a distance, and that will make this One Word a little more difficult to stick with. Hopefully at the end of the year I will be able to follow up with this post and say I lived the whole year abundantly. 

So that is my one word for 2016, what's yours? 




How can you live an abundant year? 
- Be happy with people in your life.  
- Leave grudges alone. 
- Be confident in your self worth. 
- Find your passion and follow it. 
- Learn to listen, to others and to yourself. 
- Receive compliments with grace. 
- Be grateful!  

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32 comments

  1. I think this is a great word choice for the year. I wish you all the best this year :)

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  2. I love what Compassion does to help the poor. Our church works with them.

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  3. I would like to have financial and emotional abundance too, I think it is something that we can all benefit from. I am not sure what my word would be.

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  4. Mine last year was "joy." This year, I didn't pick one.

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  5. That is a great word! My word this year is "simple" and so far it's going ok. I find that I have gotten so busy and taken on way too much so this year I am taking it easier and making things simple.

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  6. Yes Yes Yeeeessss May abundance over flow in your life, Let me tell you the secret to abundance...Read the story of The two fish and five loaves....What did Jesus do to feed the 5000 not counting women and children...He Thanked His Father in Heaven for the little basket and look what appeared....We forget our power to create abundance...in our lives Yes I love this May abundance abound in every area of your life :)

    Sylvia Jules Kal

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  7. This is very true. I love the Tony Robbins quote, what you focus on is what gets magnified in your life.

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  8. Great advices and I totally share this quote :-)

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  9. What a great word. We definitely do have an abundance of love in our house. Amber n

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  10. I love your word this year. I didn't pick on this year because I couldn't settle on something, I am still thinking!

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  11. this is such a great word! can yo believe that i am still undecided on my word but i am close - should have it posted in a week ;)

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  12. I love this. Perfect for people who are aiming for self improvement.

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  13. My one word is focus. That's one of my favorite Tony Robbins quotes.

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  14. totally love your attitude and the word you have chosen!
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  15. I love love this. I try to leave grudges: they hurt us and hurt those we love

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  16. My word for the year is compassion. For years that has been my word for the year because I think persons are getting colder and colder and we need more persons who are compassionate. This is a fabulous post. Thanks for reminding me that I need to start doing more as a compassionate blogger

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  17. Amazing and nice word. Wish we'll have a great year.

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  18. Mine is focus. Abundance is also a great word.

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  19. That is a great word of the year. I have not chosen one and maybe will not just take each day as they come.

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  20. The choice of word is incredible. Abundance is the need of the year.

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  21. My word of the year is focus! I need to focus on getting a job, getting organized, being healthy and overall focus on myself. Good luck dear!

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  22. Fantastic word, something we can use to appreciate the abundance we already have in our lives. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Lovely thoughts, and a great word to choose! I like the point of 'Find your passion and follow it'.

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  24. I think my word may be enjoy :) xx

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  25. My word this year was joy and I'm so loving it because I'm going to be happy this year. Last year was miserable, so many bad things happened and so this year I'm going to be happy and make it happen.

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  26. I love your word! I chose action this year. Last year it was intentional, and I definitely took it to heart. But, I also spent a lot of intentional time trying to figure out my life and what I wanted to do next, so this year, action is it for me! Stop thinking and do more ;-)

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  27. My word last year was balance!!! Oh needed bad last year and I got it!!!

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  28. I think that's an amazing choice. I would have to say my word is focus. Focus on goals, focus on myself and my relationships with others. Finish tasks at hand.

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  29. I love your word of the year! It's such a great way to implement a goal. My word is intentional this year!

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  30. Oh I love this, and I love the ways you are striving for abundance in your life. My word for the year was focus, but now I think I want to change it :)

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  31. I love this! Great word and how you explain that it!

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