Word of the Year – EMBRACE

Last year’s word, REACH, went beyond my expectations. And having spent 365 days reaching, I’m ready to start 2013 with a new word.

This year’s word is EMBRACE.

To me this word means to be present. It means to fully live life, and to love those who we are honored to have a connection with.

We can’t always choose the circumstances in which we live, but we can embrace where we are.

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Romans 5:3-5


It also means to do all you can to reach the goals you’ve set. To not complain and whine, but to see the blessings that surround us.


“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.”
? Albert Einstein

Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.

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