One Word: Kneel

kneelNew Year = New Resolutions

Last year, I participated in One Word Three Sixty Five. I love the website because you can read other people’s chosen word and be inspired. One Word is a way to focus on one word for a year, bypassing or adding to resolutions. You can further join the One Word 365 community on their facebook page. 

Often, I write a list of goals and lose it, then write another, don’t do anything on it, write another, and before you know it another year has passed. Choosing one word allows me to focus on that one word and come back to it often as the year passes by.


I thought, searched, and prayed about my One Word for 2014. Again and again KNEEL came to my heart. I used this word last year. I think it might be law breaking to use the same word again.

God won’t let it go.

I think its just About Proximity. Maybe, I have further to go. I know I have further to go. I know this word is what I want to be. I want to kneel to God and to others. I don’t want to be first, or big, or high. I just want to be used.

Kneel. I’m not going to fight it. It’s our rally call to make a difference.

I would love to hear if you choose One Word for 2014 and what that word is! 


Reading others choices also got me thinking about how much I learn from others. I want to keep learning from all of you. I love your voices, you all have so much to give through just who you are. I will be starting a new series this year featuring YOU!

i love your voice seriesAn apothecary full of drawers, endless in its depths.

Each drawer a window to know and be know.

Who you are is important, so very important. We need each other to grow.


I will be scattering this series throughout About Proximity in addition to my M-W-F posts. I can’t wait to watch the list grow and grow. What will I need from you?

  • A photograph of you
  • One additional photograph that might go with your answers
  • Answer the questions I provide for you. {Some will be the same, with some tailored for you specifically}.

Who would like to be first? (I very, very much promise that you won’t regret it. You have a story that no one else has and we long to hear it!) /or come by the facebook page/ or snag me in the real world.

P.S. {I’ll be asking too}

9 thoughts on “One Word: Kneel

  1. Hi Lisa,
    I think it’s great that you are keeping the same word. My word for this year is Trust.
    I’m happy to be in your new series – if you are! 🙂

  2. Last year it was “visible.” As in, step out of the shadow and own up to your convictions. This year, “connect.” Too many relationships fall fallow due to busyness, and new ones missed. Interesting proposed series – sign me up.

  3. I’ll be glad to participate, too, and will be emailing you shortly.

    My word is ‘composure’. The last couple of years have been a bit of an ordeal, physically, and spiritually, and 2014 is starting on a physically tough note.

    But I find that if I accept the reality of the situation, without dismay or false bravado, I;m more effective in contributing to the happiness of the people and dogs I love, and in still working toward my own goals. Composure is the best word, and method, to describe this.

    It’s a choice, really. My reaction is the one thing I can control, and working through pain with serenity is uplifting…

    And it’s polite. If I’m composed and calm, and unregretful of what I’m losing, I release my family and friends for the need to worry about me.

    Because, in the end, it;s not about me anyway. It;s about what I have to give.

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