Be intentional in thanksgiving

Be intentional in thanksgiving

This is the fourth year that I’m having a word for the year. 2014 was about grace, 2015 was about focus, and last year, I chose work to guide my goals and plans for 2016. It’s unfortunate that I lost my year-end posts for 2014 and 2015 when I failed to back up my site, but for 2016, I have a lot of learning experiences which I summed up in this post.

I didn’t have a hard time choosing my word for 2017. As early as November, I somehow already knew what my word would be and on the first week of December, an article on a page I’m following on Facebook confirmed my choice. My word for this year has been sort of following me as I journeyed through my word choices ever since I started in 2014. It seemed that all my word choices led to this word and is the appropriate response of a heart that is obedient to God.

For 2017, I choose to be ~


Gratitude is, of course, a constant for me but this year, I felt that I have to be intentional about it. I want to make thanksgiving a way of living and to endeavor to see the good things in each day. I am also aware that some days may make it hard for me to give thanks but being grateful is not just an emotion; it is my decision to make and a brave act of obedience.

“In everything, give thanks.” – 1Thessalonians 5:18

May this year be a meaningful journey of #ThanksLiving and an enriching learning experience as I make it a habit to #BeGrateful2017.


  1. Happy new year! I’m inspired by your word of the year… I’m praying to come up with one, too!
    By the way I’m glad to have re-discovered your blog 🙂

    1. Author

      Happy new year, Pia! Having a “word” for the year instead of a list of resolutions actually works best for me since I started in 2014. Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

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