Three Words and A Song, Part Two

Last January 1st I posted Three Words and A Song.  Kind of my New Year’s Resolution.  It worked out pretty well for me to do that and I referred back to my three words (Embrace, Hope and Generosity) quite a few times during the year.   I think I did pretty well with keeping those at the forefront of my life.   It has been a difficult year in many ways with sad events and challenges like everyone goes through but I am a better person today because of the things that have presented themselves to me.

I needed to pick three new words for 2012 to be my theme words.  It is not as easy as it seems.  There are a lot of words that would fit or things I need to work on but I have had to narrow it down.   Here we go!

Surrender  I find that too often in my life I resist things that are really good for me in the long run.  I fight for the wrong things and end up regretting it.  I think that for me this word will help me refocus on my spiritual life and allow me to surrender in all things to the will of God for my life.

Bigger   Is bigger better?? In this case I think it is!  I want to refocus and not put limitations upon myself and others.  I can do bigger things.  I can be a bigger person.  I can strive to be more.  Bigger in a lot of ways will be a good thing.  I need to start thinking more outside the box and stretch myself.

Rekindle   There are so many things that I have allowed to go by the wayside.  Friendships, good habits, a closer personal walk with the Lord.  My goal is to rekindle these relationships and make them stronger during 2012.

Last year I also picked a theme song and this year the one that keeps running through my head is Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror.  I can be the change and it has to start by looking at myself.  Don’t know if you can actually “enjoy” this video but it definitely is thought provoking and words that I am going to take to heart this year.  Happy 2012 my friends.  May it bring change to your life that is welcome and good.


  1. Thanks, Beth Ann. The video was very inspirational. I think that is my favorite Michael Jackson song.

    I like your words, especially bigger. That one strikes a nerve. Sometimes I feel like it’s too hard, or I’m too tired because I’m just not as young anymore and I have a bad knee, and hip and on and on. Bigger is good.

    You make me want to be better than I am. Thank you.

    • Christine, Glad you liked the video and my “words”. The bigger one is a good one, isn’t it??? I limit myself. My husband is continually telling me that so I guess it must be true! I think that we can all strive to be bigger in a lot of areas—it will just take some concentration and dedication!

  2. Happy New Year to you and your family.
    I think I’ll be using you word BIGGER but mainly around my waistline 🙂

  3. Good words to live by, Beth Ann.

  4. Happy new year Beth. those are a very nice thought, surrender, bigger and rekindle. good luck to you in 2012

  5. This is such a great song to choose! Everyone should think about this! and your words are inspirational! I love that you donate based upon comments…. I am going to have to make it a point to get here more often…. I wish I had made it here last month… especially considering who you donated to!!
    Happy New Year to you and your family and here’s to a much better 2012!

  6. Happy New Year Beth Ann!!! Hope it is a great one for you…

  7. Helen Brown says:

    You chose very good words which would be a good goal for all of us.


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