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Words Have Power? #FridayReflections

Words have power. We all know that. We’ve experienced this as readers, as listeners, when the words of someone else – written, spoken or sung – have either lifted us up or broken us. As writers and bloggers, and in our relationships, we too have used words to build or break others.

As this year comes to a close and another starts, I begin to reflect on words. More specifically, I start to think about my word of the year.

In the past I’ve chosen a word or a phrase for the year and seen how this affects both my choices and behaviour that year. I’ve experienced the power of my word/phrase of the year to help prioritize certain activities, let go of toxic relationships and make some difficult choices.

Words have power. But the only power they have is the power you decide to give them – Eleanor Brown

2015 – The year of daring greatly.

2016 – A year to simplify.

2017 – A year to be happy.

2018 – A year to create peacefully.

I’ve already chosen my word of the year for 2019. I will be sharing it in a post tomorrow. There will be a linky on that post to encourage you to write a post and share your word of the year too.Remember, your word of the year has the power to make 2019 a wonderful year of learning and growth for you. You can grab Modern Gypsy’s ‘Visioning‘ workbook to assist you in this process.


You are invited to join the Friday Reflections linkup hosted by Shalini Nair of Kohl Eyed Me and me every Friday to share a good cup of tea and your reflections.

Here’s how #FridayReflections works :

  1. Every 1st and 3rd Friday (and a 5th Friday, if there’s one) you are invited to write a post based on the prompts  provided. On the 2nd and 4th Friday join in with your reflections.
  2. Use the hashtag #FridayReflections. Please follow Friday Reflections on Twitter @FridayReflect and join our Facebook Group.
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Our prompts for today are here.

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  1. Audrey Audrey January 9, 2019

    I haven’t done a word of the year in awhile, but you are right. Words can transform your life. Just the process of choosing a word of the year helps you to focus on what is important.

    I will have to give it some thought and choose one soon.

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