word of the year: flourish

I love how new years give new beginnings.  One of my favorite parts of this is picking a word of the year to own and goal orient myself with.  This past year has been about digging deep and building a foundation, but I want this year to be about building on my dreams.

On the list of random things that I study, I enjoy studying the symbolism of different plants and trees.  So, when I found this scripture in Psalms 92:12, I really wondered what the symbolism was behind the trees used.

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Palm trees were anciently associated with immortality, victory, and triumph, but are common and have a shallow root system.  However, I loved the symbolism when I learned more about the cedars of Lebanon.  These cedars only grow at high altitudes, bore down roots into the rocks 30 feet for every 10 feet they grow above ground, and are resistant to decay.

I absolutely loved the symbolism behind this scripture and quickly chose flourish as my word of the year.  I really want to put spiritual goals first this year and I want to see my progress just like I have this year.

This year, I want to flourish.

  1. I want to rekindle my love for the scriptures and have God’s love more in my life.
  2. I want to invest more in my physical health.
  3. I want to get into a better routine with being a homemaker.
  4. I want to see myself serve Devin’s needs better.
  5. I want to continue loving my ESL job and improving there.
  6. I want to read and learn.
  7. I want to keep making progress with what I started last year 🙂 .

There are so many things I want to work hard on and see myself flourish with in 2017.  However, I am confident that by putting my relationship with God in place that I will receive the guidance that I need to improve.

2017, I’m ready for you, and I’m ready to flourish.

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    We have a lot of similar goals for the year. I really want to read the entire quad, and make it a point to start waking up earlier to exercise in our basement before the kids wake up!

    • I love looking at people’s goals and we really do! I’ve been listening to the scriptures on my phone while reading them and it has been a fun way that keeps me from getting distracted. I would love to read through my quad that way and I was surprised when the BOM, D&C, and of course the Pearl of Great Price were all under 30 hours!

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    We have a lot of similar goals for the year. I really want to read the entire quad, and make it a point to start waking up earlier to exercise in our basement before the kids wake up!

    • I love looking at people’s goals and we really do! I’ve been listening to the scriptures on my phone while reading them and it has been a fun way that keeps me from getting distracted. I would love to read through my quad that way and I was surprised when the BOM, D&C, and of course the Pearl of Great Price were all under 30 hours!

  • I love your word for this year and the symbolism and the pictures! I think you will ROCK this year!

    • Thank you! It has already meant so much to me and I’m excited for the progress I’m pushing myself towards.

  • I love your word for this year and the symbolism and the pictures! I think you will ROCK this year!

    • Thank you! It has already meant so much to me and I’m excited for the progress I’m pushing myself towards.

  • Hey Autumn! Thanks so much for being a part of the link-up!

    What a unique word! I love the scripture that inspired you. I didn’t know about the cedars only growing at high altitudes and that their roots were SO deep! That makes your word have SO much more meaning! I hope you are able to accomplish your goals within the year as you set to “flourish” in those areas.

    What a great book goal! (mine is 12 HAHA!) And I love that your walk with Christ is first and foremost your goal! Knowing Christ more allows us put everything else in its proper perspective.

    Thanks again for being a part of the link-up. I hope you were encouraged by others’ words as I have been encouraged by yours.

    Renee

    • We’ll see how high I get on this book goal. I’m optimistic, but I’m totally okay if I read some children’s books because I love them too 🙂 . Thanks for hosting the linkup and I’m really looking forward to checking more of the words out on there!

  • Hey Autumn! Thanks so much for being a part of the link-up!

    What a unique word! I love the scripture that inspired you. I didn’t know about the cedars only growing at high altitudes and that their roots were SO deep! That makes your word have SO much more meaning! I hope you are able to accomplish your goals within the year as you set to “flourish” in those areas.

    What a great book goal! (mine is 12 HAHA!) And I love that your walk with Christ is first and foremost your goal! Knowing Christ more allows us put everything else in its proper perspective.

    Thanks again for being a part of the link-up. I hope you were encouraged by others’ words as I have been encouraged by yours.

    Renee

    • We’ll see how high I get on this book goal. I’m optimistic, but I’m totally okay if I read some children’s books because I love them too 🙂 . Thanks for hosting the linkup and I’m really looking forward to checking more of the words out on there!