I keep reading lately about the importance of the “word of the year” which, frankly, I’d never heard of before.  Have you?  I mean have I had my head in a hole?  I don’t think so….But, apparently it’s quite the thing of late and it got me thinking……what’s my word of the year?


I tried to think of all the things I’d like to accomplish this year and what would be the best word to describe it.  There are lots of words that I think would fit.


I think this is good word…..don’t you?  Renew your spirit, renew your faith, renew old friendships, and so much more…..


Or what about trust……trust yourself, your abilities, God….trust in others more….


This is a really good one for an interior designer…..cuz, you know……it’s kinda what we doooo and all……


Of course change is always good…..especially in my line of work, to be a chameleon and change from one design, style or color scheme to the next….or just allow yourself to grow and change – for the better of course.


One of the most important words in my book – positivity – was a real contender for my word of the year, because I so believe in the results of a positive attitude, mind and spirit.  I believe we receive what we put out there in the universe so to speak therefore positivity is vital for a happy life and soul.


And, we can’t forget prayer…..always something to strive to do more often, more deeply, more meaningfully.

But, after giving it some thought I’ve decided my word of the year is to be……


Yep, it’s going to be Christlike.  Yeah, I know – hard to fill those shoes all the time, and a little scary to claim it as my “word of the year”, but that’s what it’s going to be.  My motivational word for the year.  And, the reason I decided on this word is because in striving to be this I actually end up hitting all the other motivating words, too.  It’s actually a very empowering word – to be Christlike.  And, I don’t mean to try and be a goody-goody or something – not that that’s a bad thing by any means.  Of course it’s good to strive to be good. But, what I mean is that to be Christlike is to constantly renew your mind and spirit, to be vigilant about prayer, trust, to accept change.  To be positive, confident, assertive and emboldened.  In addition to those it applies to other action oriented words of the year, like love, timeliness, action, empowerment, motivate, respect, risk-taker, belief, acceptance, forgiving and so many more.

It’s not the most politically accepted word these days I’ll give you that, but even to the non-believer there is no denying there’s truth in the fact that this was a real man in history who walked the earth and who embodied all of these  powerful traits and more.  And, to those of us who are believers, well, it’s that and so much more.

So I find this word the perfect word for me this year and an empowering word at that.  And, that is why


is my word of the year for 2014.

What would you choose for yours?

Happy Decorating!

6 comments for “2014 WORD OF THE YEAR: CHRISTLIKE

  1. Kathy
    January 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    This is a great “word of the year”. Just imagine how the world would be if everyone chose that as their word!!!
    Thanks for sharing this!!!

  2. Darla
    January 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Wow Sherri, so beautifully and thoughtfully written!

  3. Lynne Troiano
    January 7, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Wonderful decision on your choice for word of the year!


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  4. January 8, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Yes, Kathy, I think the world would be a better place! And, thank you Darla and Lynne. I appreciate that!

  5. Debbie Lee Darnell
    January 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    The Word says, “You will know them by their fruit, and you definitely belong to JESUS. I appreciate all of the wisdom that you share throughout the year! Blessings to you and your family 2014 and beyond. DD

    • January 12, 2014 at 2:30 am

      Thank you so much, Debbie. That is the highest compliment anyone could ever pay me.

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