2018: Word of the Year

Hello 2018 ~ it's so nice to meet you!

It's that time of year when many of us
chose a word to use as a mantra.
I usual strive towards finding a word that resonates with the year ahead, one to inspire, to guide, to encourage me. I ponder a few, scribble them out, start to narrow them down. And almost always, I can't seem to find one.

Rather, my words find me

Like last year.

Sitting in church.
Daydreaming away and BAM!
I heard it {Lord!}
 loud.  and.  clear.

This year, it was a quiet understanding with my word and I.
It washed over me one particular day.
It wasn't even a good day.
But, I smiled.
Because I knew.

My word:  Kindness

I see you, little word.

I hear you.
I believe in you.

I chose kindness because on a {what I call} that day,
when the world was shifting, mine was shaking.
And I made a conscious choice to make a difference.
Not just IN the world.
But IN me.

Every morning, I take my son to school.
As I drop him off, I tell him the same 3 things without fail:

  1.  Mommy loves you ♥
2.  Make today count.
   3.  Be kind to everyone.
Like grace at the table and prayers at night, 

I know he lives by these words and his faith and compassion are singular.

The best way to show example is to BE the example!
 So for the year ahead, some of the kindness aspirations I have are: 

  • I'm recommitting to blogging, visiting YOU, being inspired by your creations and sprinkling kind words!
  • Practicing more random acts of kindness.  I've planned more giveaways :) It's incredibly enriching to bless someone with a surprise, including unannounced ones picked from a kind comment left on my blog on a random day ♥  

  •  Bless your mailbox with card kindness and bringing back SNAIL MAIL!     An actual card, with a postage stamp, on a plane, delivered from me to you!  If I have your address, blessings forthcoming! (if not, let's connect!)  
  • Share more random CRAFTS of kindness!  I've learned so much from this creaitve life and hope to absorb, share, inspire, create and pass it on via YouTube and other forms of craft-happi-ness!
 And so so SO much more!

2018 is beckoning me and I feel it's greatness ♥ 

  We can do this, you and I.
The world seems to be going plum crazy ~
and it needs a whole lotta kindness.

And I'm here to do my part ♥

Big hugs, bigger blessings!


  1. Great word, Kelly, I see you are really committed with your word. I haven't had as much success with using mine...but I'm working on it. thank you for all the KIND words you leave on my blog.

  2. Love, love, love this. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. I love this word of the year! What a great concept, and I can say I think I was a recipient of it as well. Thank you Kelly for living and sharing your faith. I feel so blessed to have met you on IG. Take care friend!