One Word for 2020

The Christmas tree is down; ornaments and decoration packed away for another year; the Christmas cookies are almost gone. The holiday gatherings are now memories and it’s time we turn our attention towards a new year. Does anyone else look at turning that last calendar page as a clean-slate opportunity?

With that clean slate, it’s once again time for me to share my One Word for the year. My goal with this exercise is to improve the emotional, physical, mental, spiritual and relational areas of my life, regardless of circumstances. I’ve been thinking about this word for the past few weeks. So many words crossed my mind…but kept on going.

It wasn’t until a few days ago while talking with a friend that I had an epiphany and my word finally came “into focus.” It’s going to sound awfully cliché, but my One Word for 2020 is…….


Get it? Vision….2020…..I warned you it was cliché. But oddly appropriate.

Vision: noun
1. The power of sensing with the eyes; sight
I want to focus on paying attention to everything from the most grandiose surroundings down to the most intricate detail of what my eyes are taking into my brain.
2. Something seen or perceived during an experience
I addition to paying attention to what’s surrounding me, I want to focus on what message is being revealed to me through the experience. I want to be more in-tune with subliminal messages and open to divine revelation. I want to “see” more than what meets the eye.
3. An imaginative conception or anticipation
I want to focus on having a mental image of what my future could hold. I want to have “clear focus” so not to veer off track. Visualizing the end goal in mind helps me make better decisions along the way. Living with the end in mind helps guide decisions along the way.

Vision is also a term used to describe how an organization plans to create objectives that serve to guide its internal decision-making. With that in mind, I’ve created a personal vision statement for 2020.

This year, I will strive to spread light and life into the lives of those around me; to not be a roadblock or cause others to stumble due to my actions or inaction. My pursuit of genuine faith and the desire to be in the will of God will drive my actions and determine the paths I choose to travel…knowing those paths may not be comfortable. On that journey, I will continue to seek new outlets for creative, intellectual and spiritual growth. I want to focus on walking through life with my friends and family, giving love unconditionally and not expect more than others are capable of giving.

Having vision for 2020 will, inevitably, involve change….something I’m not especially good at. I usually want others to change to conform to my preferences. Most of the time, I’m the one who ends up experiencing change.

My vision for 2020 doesn’t involve dreams or vivid apparitions. It’s a bridge between my present and my future. It’s not only what I see, but how I see it.

The eye is the lamp of the body. You draw light into your body through your eyes, and light shines out to the world through your eyes. So if your eye is well and shows you what is true, then your whole body will be filled with light. ~Matthew 6:22

I wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy 2020 with 365 days of clear vision to help guide you along the way.

Linking up today with Brian’s first Thankful Thursday of 2020.

9 thoughts on “One Word for 2020

  1. “Get it? Vision….2020”

    Bravo, Lisa! I LOVE that! And how utterly perfect for this new year!

    I think most people are not fond of change, because there is a certain amount of the “unknown” when it comes to change. And you’re right, I find that with change, I’m the one who experiences the most change. Change is like a dance. Sometimes we lead. Other times we follow. The challenge is staying aware of when to do which.

    Already my year has been a series of changes, which actually started last year. And let me tell you, I’m learning a lot about myself.

    Wishing you a year of 2020 vision, my friend!

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