Putting Fingers to Keyboard....#WQ Theme....Resolutions vs. Word of the Year

It's another week of  Wednesday Quotes, hosted by Marsha from Always Write. If you're interested in joining, you can find more about #WQ here

This year Marsha decided to change the name of this little party to Wednesday Quotes. Still the same idea just a different name. 

Todays theme is around resolutions vs. a word of the year. I was never a fan of resolutions, but for so many years I never even heard of a "word of the year" so I made resolutions only to not fulfill them. I knew people who were disciplined at this, but not me. Then along came word of the year. I remember thinking "I like this, this I can do". I believe I have been choosing a word of the year for the last 4 years. Here's what my words have been;
Unfold, Shine, Cultivate, Breathe. I usually choose my word sometimes from a list someone posts, or a song I hear, a book I'm reading or see the title for...whatever grabs my heart. 

My word for 2023 is Savor. I hadn't quite picked a word, and then I picked up the devotional that a friend got me by Shauna Niequist called Savor:Living abundantly where you are, as you are. I thought some more about that word. I love savoring my food, taking my time while I eat, sometimes my husband makes fun of me (teasingly of course) about the time I put into plating my food and taking my time eating it. I love going slowly on a walk and taking in things around me. "There's something more to this word", I thought, so I looked up the definition. 

Savor = taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it completely; regarding a moment or experience or memory...intentionally focusing your attention on the positive aspects of it, taking the time to appreciate and enjoy it. 

The thought that came to me as I wrote those definitions was that savoring is the process of taking the time to slow down and notice something and experience it fully. 

The more I think about it, the more excited I get about this word and what it might mean to me. What will I savor, how will I lean into this word? I don't know all the answers yet but I'm excited to discover them and I think the following quotes I found are very fitting. The first quote I shared above says it perfectly! 

I love this quote...because I love taking photos. 

Here's to an amazing year of working out our Words or resolutions, whichever you choose. 

With Joy Unquenchable,


  1. Savor is the perfect word for you Kirstin. I love it. You are a natural savorer. You help others slow down and enjoy what is perfect in life and appreciate it. Thanks for being such a faithful WQer. This is the start of our third year together!

    1. Thanks Marsha. Nothing was coming to me, and then this just did. Have I really been participating for 3 years? Wow...haha! I love it so much.


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