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my OneWord for 2015

  • January 3, 2015
  • By Happy
my OneWord for 2015
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The options have been kicking around in my head for a few days now.

What will my one word for 2015 be?

I hopped on the OneWord365 train a couple of years ago with the word compassion, and while I didn’t blog about it often, it was impactful.  Learning to have compassion towards myself that year was part of my journey towards last year’s word: freedom.  And freedom was an amazing journey – again, not one I blogged about often, but nevertheless, with the word freedom in the back of my mind all year, I found it – in pretty much all the ways I’d wanted to.

So what will it be this year?  There are so many to choose from!  Here are some of the words I’ve been mulling over:

Happiness.  Felicity.  Simplicity.  Listen.  Be.  Become.  Becoming.  Grow.  Change.  New.  Write.  Trust.  Live.  Hope.  Believe.  Courage.  Faith.  Joy.  Healing.  Stillness.  Rest.

All of which are words I need right now.

The last few weeks have been insanely difficult.  For various reasons, as of three days ago, much of my life as I knew it just … stopped.  And now I’m looking for a new job, and possibly a new place to live – for a new sense of purpose, or maybe more accurately, a new way to live into it.

I didn’t want to be here.  But I am.

And so I choose happiness.  Because after thinking about it for awhile, I am pretty sure all those other words lead to it anyway.

So here’s to a new year, to new adventures, and to becoming… well, just a little more Happy.

You can learn more about the OneWord365 community and join in the fun at 

And if you’re choosing a word for the year, I would love to hear about it in the comments!


By Happy, January 3, 2015
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  • Shara
    January 3, 2015

    The one that I saw that I immediately though, “That’s Hap!” was BECOME! ❤️
    Happiness completely encompasses all of them though! I love it!

  • Happy
    January 3, 2015

    I was very, very close to choosing “becoming” as my OneWord… I’ll probably write about that a fair bit, too, this year.

  • Kelly Baker
    January 3, 2015

    I was almost certain you were going to say your word was new! Love the way you’re taking a positive approach. I hope things start looking up for you! My word is create. It’s going to be a fun year!

  • Happy
    January 3, 2015

    Thanks, Kelly! I’m excited to see your new writing space in a few days!

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Simple Felicity is, at its heart, a blog based on the unshakeable belief that happiness really isn't all that complicated. Sometimes finding it can be - but happiness itself is pretty simple, and it's often found in the simplest of things: good food, good books, and good company. So those are the things I write about, along with a few other things that really matter to me, including faith and feminism.

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