Have Courage


2012 was the first year that I picked One Little Word instead of setting resolutions. I chose “courageous” and I’m not sure I would call it a success, but it was by far better than breaking resolutions by the end of January.

For 12 months I kept the word “courageous” in the back of my mind. But the back of a mind does not equate to fully embracing – and unfortunately, I only acted on my word a couple of times.

By the end of the year, I really felt that there was more my word could offer. And after receiving some confirmation in the form of a key, I simply didn’t feel ready to give it up and choose a new word.

So I’m not. I’m keeping my word – well, a form of it, anyway. Instead of “courageous”, I’m going with “courage.”

And it will be awesome.

There are big things in store for 2013 – a trip to Ecuador, improvements on the blog, a few secrets, and a lot of fun.

In short, 2013 will take courage & 2013 will have courage.

I’ll be using #courage2013 on twitter and instagram to keep track of how my word impacts my year & I  hope that you’ll follow along with me.

Did you choose One Little Word for the new year?

Matthew 14: 27 “But Jesus spoke to them at once, ‘Don’t be afraid,’ he said. ‘Take courage, I am here!'”

4 thoughts on “Have Courage

  1. Sarah says:

    Very cool. I’ve done that before, too! It’s really cool to keep a theme like that in your head as you go along. In 2011 (and bled over into 2012), I meditated on “peace.” This year I’m going to try to meditate on “joy.”

    Can’t wait to see what “courage” brings for you this year!


    • Emily says:

      Thanks! My word technically is a bleed over, too. Last year it was “courageous” and I just didn’t feel ready to let it go, so I sort of kept it (as Courage) this year 🙂 Wishing you lots of opportunities for joy this year!


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