One Little Word

I read about this first over at Farley's blog, and then here at Ali's blog.

I pretty much love it. Resolutions are so hard to keep, but one word? I can do one word.

The Good Lord knows I am the kind of girl who needs Him right-there-in-my-face. (Anybody else?) So, when this word popped into my head I knew it was Him talking. And who am I to argue with Him?

So that's my word. And the more I think about it, the more I want to hold tight to it. 
I want to show more grace - to my husband, my family, my friends and those precious faces in my classroom every day. 

I want to seek His grace. Daily. Hourly. Minute by minute.

I want to accept His grace. That's the hard one for me. Accepting his mercy, clemency and pardon. Yep, those 3 words hit me pretty hard.

Did you pick a word for this year? I'd love to see it! Leave a link for me in the comments!

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  1. I LOVE your word. I have chosen mine too but already blogged today:(((( I will share it with you though:) Faith! Happy New Year:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Hey Abby - LOVE the graphic and your word!!! Here's a link to the post about mine:

    The Corner On Character

    Make it a GRACE-filled 2012! Barbara

  3. YAY I love your word!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  5. LOVE your word AND I am so excited to find another third grade blog. =) I am a new teacher and these blogs are amazing resources!

  6. Great post and word. It inspired me and I wrote about it on my page. One Little Word for 2012

    I'm a new follower!


  7. I love this idea! I am not a New Year's resolution type of person either, but I love this One Little Word idea!! I am going to do a post about this on my blog! Just started a teaching blog, so I'm excited about this! Thanks for sharing!
    I am a new follower, I just found your blog last night! :) Looking forward to checking it out.


  8. Wow. I love this post. Found you through Mandy's tips for teachers and I'm going to follow you now too. I love how you show your faith on your blog.