Saturday, December 31, 2011

Your word for 2012

Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph, "His Master's Voice", The Original RCA Music Puppy Dog Logo Symbol for Advertising
Originally uploaded by Beverly & Pack

Are you going to choose a word for 2012?
Last year I chose "shine" and for 2012 I choose "listen".
This dog is listening intently. My word will remind me to listen to friends and family, and to listen when I pray.
I know God often whispers and I want to hear His whispers.
Molly at will be choosing a word too.
I got this quote from her blog:
"For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a new beginning." T.S. Eliot
I find it fascinating to read what other people choose as their word; somehow we each find the perfect word for ourself.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful post.

My word for the new year is "time." Take time to listen to God, take time to be compassionate to others.

I appreciate your friendship thru blogging and wish you a blessed new year.

Marydon said...

Yes, mine is 'let go' accompanied with 'forgive'.

Thank you for your wonderful friendship. I so look forward to a lengthy continuation ...
Happy New Year, sweet friend ~

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Happy New Year!
Great word! I've been thinking about mine...and a couple...I'll let you know!
I also like Marydon's word! I might need a few words this year!

Daisy said...

Nice post, Terra! I don't have a word for the New Year. I'll have to give it some thought. Happy New Year to you! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I can't remember what my word for last year was, but for this year it is JOY! Finding joy in everything, even the small things.

Wishing you a Happy New Year, my friend!


Laurie said...

I posting my word tonight Terra, I was torn between a few, and went with one that encompassed them all, Faith.

Enchanted Oak said...

What a fine, giving sort of word to choose, to "listen" ~ a gift you give to others, and a gift that blesses you. Happy New Year!

Terry said...

Howdy Terra
Oh my you'll never know how much the Nipper Image means to me .
My entire life my dad was an RCA sales and service center man, He was awarded many awards over the years but the one he held dear was a framed print of Nipper at an old Victrola ,I now have this framed print in my bedroom :)
My word for 2012 is JOY .
It has been far too many years between belly laughs in our family and I truly believe this coming new year holds a season of joy .
Thank you so much for sharing ,caring and holding us here in blogland with your special gift for hope,peace,love and abundant joy no matter the circumstances.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am trying to narrow down a word for 2012....Hope has been my word for many years facing my is what I try to find in every day....I am leaning toward the word rest in what the Lord has for me...and not to fret...I think that will be my word.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Hi Terra,

I choose HOPE! Yes, it's been used a lot, but I need to believe that things will get better and hope will help me get there.

Happy New Year!!!!


Star said...

I like your word for 2012 and to that I would add my word, which would be 'patience'. I think we could all do with more of that, especially me.
I like your newlook Blog.

Lady Jane said...

Dropping in to wish you a happy New Year Terra. I think my word for 2012 will be LOVE... I want to give it to everyone I come in contact with. Not enough love in this world or we are too busy to show and share it.... LOVE to you and yours. LJ

Lynda said...

Hmmmm - - - lots of people picking one word. I haven't done that. Maybe will think of it for another year. I am enjoying reading what you all have picked though.

Buttercup said...

I'm choosing my word tomorrow. I'm just about set and will post about it tomorrow. Wishing you joy in the new year and always!

Retired English Teacher said...

After I posted my entry today, I learned that many were posting entries about choosing one word for 2012. That amazed me since I had no idea others were doing that. (I'm out of touch I guess.)

I chose "hitherto." The word is meant to remind me that "hitherto" and thus far, the Lord has been with me, and He will continue to be there in the future.

Diane said...

I love your word - listen. Very good one.

My word for this year is glorious. I think that gives me something to strive for in every endeavor including serving my Heavenly Father. Blessings, Diane

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

My friend, Laura (bee hive rugs), chooses a word every year, too and I have been thinking on mine for a few days. I LOVE that quote, it is perfect! Listen is a great choice. I'm thinking... blessings ~ tanna

Friko said...

I want to choose the word 'courage'.
I often find myself lacking in courage and would dearly love to make it mine for 2012.

Happy New Year!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I've always loved that RCA dog. Such a great word for the new year. I have never chosen a word for the new year, but you've got me thinking. I may come up with something. I enjoyed reading everyone's word for the year in their comments. laurie

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Choosing a word for the year is a good idea. I've never done that before. I'll have to think about this. Buster says thanks for stopping by "his" post today! Happy New Year!

High Heeled Life said...

Happy New year my friend... THRIVING, is my word for 2012 ... no matter what the year brings I will continue to grow, emotionally, and spiritually. Many blessings my friend! xo HHL

Linda Myers said...

My word for this year is "surrender" - not as meaning "give up" but as "let go".

Debbie said...

I love the T.S. Elliot quote! I choose a color for the year. This year, it's yellow.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

This year I chose "Grace"! I need it and I want to give it....Happy DAY

Deborah Ann said...

How interesting, to choose a word for the year! Love it...

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

It's funny you would talk about a word for this year because in a recent post I blogged about this years "motto". It's "Git er' done!"
If you feel like it you can see what I wrote about it here.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a wonderful day!
Oh and I love your word for this year.

TAILS of TANKENE said...

My word is grace. May the grace of God surround all of us and fill our hearts with joy. Happy New Year, Sparkles

Nezzy said...

What a wonderful post sweetie and I hope that 2012 is very, very good to you.

My word is love.

God bless and enjoy your day! :o)

bj said...

Thanks so much for coming by and following. I am about to become your newest follower. :))

My new word is FORGIVENESS

rosaria said...

Choosing a word!
I never thought about that, but it makes sense, inspires, moves us to be consciously striving.

Danielle Barlow said...

Happy New Year Terra!
I think my word would be 'live'.(although after reading the comments I think I would add 'grace' as a second choice. May we all live a life filled with grace :)

freddie said...

I like the word "listen" and its different and all foundamental meaning.
wonderful blog as usual
God bless you
br. Freddie

Annesphamily said...

I chose 'grateful' this year. We have had many blessings and I want to pass some along to others.

Annesphamily said...

My word for 2012 is 'grateful'. We have had many blessings and we like to pass them along to others as well. Thanks for the thoughtfulness.