One Little Word 2017

For several years I chose one word to focus on for the ensuing year.

2011 – clarity

2012 – contentment

2013 – sing

2014 – forward


Forward turned out to be a great word for 2014.  I wrote in One Little Word 2014

It is time to move forward and make a new plan and a new reality.

and that is exactly what happened in 2014.

Our Texas House

Our Texas House


I forgot all about One Little Word in 2015 & 2016.  Now that I am busy blogging and reading more blogs again, though, I saw it mentioned and began considering what word might be appropriate for 2017.

As the author of the One Little Word blog post explains:

And what do you do with this one little word?
You live with it. You invite it into your life. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads. There are so many possibilities.


My Word Choice for 2017 is:  Open

Open eyes

Open ears

Open mind

Open heart


What is your word for 2017?


  1. Carol Burris

    I’ve really been enjoying your Santa photos. What a lovely way to share your collection.

    And “open” for your word for the year. Now that is brilliant.

    • Karen

      Thank you. At first I was thinking of words like “growth” or “expansion” – but I’m not sure how much more growth this soul needs right now. Growth can be so very painful at time. But Open? I can do Open.

  2. Missus Wookie

    I wondered about open but ended up choosing a different word. I’ll share it soon 😉

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