I’m not sure it’s fair to ask you to reduce your entire life down to ‘one word.’ Our lives are full of all sorts of emotions, activities, responsibilities, aspirations, convictions, anxieties, and goals.
Why Just One
I think there’s something to be said for being concise…for clarifying who and what we are in a direct, no nonsense sort of way. We’ve all heard the people who use lots and lots of words but never really say anything.
I also think it’s an interesting challenge to try and put our whole self into just one word.
So many options, right?
…and the list goes on.
For Me Though
For some reason I’ve been thinking about my ‘one word’ lately. Then last weekend the issue came up during a service I attended, and I felt even stronger about ‘my word.’
It’s not a human resources, professional, or politically correct word in my opinion, although it gets used that way all the time.
That is where I started to answer the question about ‘my word.’
For me, the word represents something that transcends my biases, the divisions in our country and across the world, and speaks to what my parents taught me, what I’ve tried to teach my children, and most importantly, what my faith says to me.
How About You
My word is inclusion.
It’s inclusion because every single person is important. Every person has value.
No predetermined notions about race or religion or nation or any other thing.
What’s your word?
I’d love to hear from you.