one little word, 2013

Have you ever experienced a moment in your life, and known immediately that you were blessed by it? That it was something you would carry with you for the rest of your life? That many other moments would be judged by it?

2013 one little word

My life was filled with transforming moments in 2012, but none more than this…

On the day my grandfather passed away in November, I sat by his hospital bed and held my grandmother’s hand as she told him it was okay to go. That it was time for him to go be with his mama again. That she would be okay. That their children and grandchildren would take care of her and he didn’t need to hold on any longer for her sake.

It was without a doubt the single most unselfish act, love filled act I’ve ever witnessed.

And it gave me a whole new definition of love.

I want 2013 to be the year I focus on love. Loving others. Loving myself. Understanding where it comes from. Studying it. Steeping all I say and do in it.

In 2013, I want love to be at the core of everything.


If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains,but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3