NEW WORD FOR 2023
by Marie Elena
Each year, I choose a word.
Grace, joy, giving, hospitality, empathy, prayer …
You know, words that improve my focus
and my life.
Not one for resolutions,
the idea of a word of the year appeals to me.
It is simple. Embraceable.
I nearly chose prayer again,
but after much thought and, well, prayer,
I decided on open.
Open to grace, joy, giving, hospitality, empathy, prayer …
And I’ll open 2023 in prayer
that my Lord will more fully open my heart
to His open arms.
© Marie Elena Good, 2022