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New Word: 2018

Published December 12, 2017 by lynn k scott

Years ago, a friend told me about a practice of picking a new word to represent you through the upcoming year.  Face it, resolutions are great for a few weeks and then our true nature breaks through and we revert back to our old habits.  Ok, a few people stick with them, but the majority doesn’t.

I was one of those people.  State your resolution, post how great you’re doing and then the topic suddenly stops coming up.  That’s why I love picking a word to represent me.  I honestly reflect on previous years.  What has happened, how I handled things, who came into or left my life, etc.

  • 2015:  Perseverance
  • 2016: Genesis
  • 2017:  Influence

All these words turned out to be extremely relative for the year they represent.  With the new year only a few weeks away, it’s time to make the word selection that I will take into 2018.  After careful consideration, the word I choose is,


Why Simple?

In 2017, there have been new influences on how I view life.  I have met some AMAZING people this year.  I have received tremendous support.  I have reflected on my life, up to this point and time.  What does it come down to?  Living a simple life.  I have everything I need (except a cure).

Life really doesn’t need to be as complicated as we make it.  I am as guilty of this as the next person.  Simplifying how I choose to live will help declutter my mind and my life.  A better devotion to Christ, realizing how important family is, having friends that support you are simple ways to have a very rich life.

There you have it:  A SIMPLE recipe for the upcoming year.

Will you join me in selecting a word instead of making a resolution that you may or may not see through?  Please comment with your word if this inspires you to follow suit.



“Collecting Bright Ideas”

Published April 2, 2015 by lynn k scott

A package arrived at my job today. It was primarily for the lil miss. She had traded a painting of hers for a friend’s piece (not pictured).  You can learn more on how this exchange cam about in a previous post:  My Budding Artist.

Inside the package was a 4″ X 6″ slip of paper. A heart – felt note penned on the back.

I remember when I first saw this piece. I thought, “How Harry Potterish” as well as, “those would be the coolest lamps ever!!!”

bright ideas

“Collecting Bright Ideas” by Daniel Angeles

Needless to say it brought me to tears because it made me think of Kathi (my sister – see “About” page). I will put it in a frame tonight and then it will sit on my desk at work; right next to the pic of the lil miss.

When I can afford to custom order one of Daniel Angeles’ paintings, I will need to take a day off when it’s delivered. I have a feeling, the larger the painting, the larger the breakdown.

Funny how someone you only met online, could have such a profound influence on your life. Kathi left me a remarkable gift in Dan’s friendship.

Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Photo by Matthew C Seufer - Oak Grove Baptist Church- Elgin,South Carolina USA June 10,2013 (Page 14 in the Inspirational book "Windows From Heaven")


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