My one little word for the year 2014

Yes, so I wasn't planning to do a word for the year, but after a reflection suggested by Christianne Squires in her weekly e-newsletter, I found myself with one anyway:


[updated to add, Christianne posted her reflection questions on her blog...]

And then I visited Mary Ann Moss's blog which is always a visual delight and discovered her word for 2014 which is just brilliant. Go check it out, I'll still be here ...

As I commented there, my word for 2014 seemed rather plain jane, and a word for the year should delight the palate as well as inspire the soul, and so I hit the thesaurus....


It means a system of harmonious body movement to the rhythm of spoken words, according to the online Merriam Webster dictionary.

This made sense, because I'm beginning the year with a course called "Coming Home to the Body: A Women's Journey Toward Contemplative Embodiment" on Abbey of the Arts. It fits the incarnational ponderings since Revbecca's sermon at the beginning of Advent, and it fits this realization of needing to balance, which means to listen to my body and my heart and soul and remember to take a breath already.

I'd already started a journal page for it so had to do some rethinking (like "balance" in big letters just wasn't going to cut it, and besides, how balanced is that?) and so here that is.

Do you have a word for 2014?


  1. No word for me yet…it usually takes a couple of weeks for mine to finally make itself apparent. (Meaning "make enough noise" and "hit me over the head.") Love the journal page.


  2. Beautiful word. I love that you are already taking a class that syncs with it!


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