What's Your Word of the Year?

Positive affirmations are so much more than simply feel good words.  They are a daily repetition, meant to uplift and encourage, whoever chooses to speak them. I believe in the power of words, which is why we hand engrave them on our charms. I have chosen a word of the year, every year since we opened the store in 2012. The idea is, if you speak it, write it and believe it, you will manifest it in your life. The year I opened the store, my word was EMBRACE because I wanted to embrace the new journey that I had started.  

My word for 2021 was JOY, which is a deeply personal word since those are the first 3 letters in my name. I wanted to find the JOY in all things, big and small, and really enjoy my life.  One of the definitions of joy is gladness in any circumstance.

I always say be careful what you wish for cause the universe will test you and three weeks after choosing the word JOY at the age of 45, I was diagnosed with stage 3 tongue cancer. My challenge for the year became, how to find JOY in all the things, including cancer. After surgery to remove a portion of my tongue, 39 lymph nodes from my neck and 5 weeks of radiation…I am down right grateful to be alive! If you have ever had a brush with death or a challenge that makes you reevaluate every facet of your life, you know that it’s not only eye opening but soul shaking.

 Joy became my word and mantra, not just for this year but for the rest of my life.  People have cross stitched that word for me, put it on cakes, balloons, coffee mugs, and so much more. I do have a new word for 2022 and I can’t wait to share it with you along with all of the lessons that cancer and joy brought to me and in turn, hopefully to you.  Thank you for continuing on this beautiful and joyous journey with me. I'm looking forward to hearing about your journey this last year and the word that you are choosing for 2022. 

Let's manifest amazingness together this coming year...the world needs YOU and me, and all that we have to offer. 

I looked back on so many of your words from last year (they are still in the comments below) and while there has been so much uncertainty over the last couple of years, it seems as though you all manifested what you wanted and more, even in the midst of chaos.  It's been a roller coaster and yet we have so much to be grateful for including an open heart as we move into a new year, era, and way of life.  

So, join me friends, I ask you to think of your word for 2022.  Don't be shy, find your word, share it here and why you're choosing it if you feel so inclined.  I am holding space for all of us in this new year for peace, love and goodwill for all.
 
"What's Your Word?" contest. 
Here's how to play.
1.  Comment with your word on this blog post.
2.  Share this blog to your social media (FB, Insta, Pinterest)
You have two weeks to think about your word.  I will draw the winner LIVE on January 24th and share my NEW WORD with you! The winner will receive their word, engraved on a 14k gold rectangle charm ($250 value) FREE.  

So choose your word for 2022, put it in the comment section below and share the blog on your social media.  Encourage your friends and family to do the same, you can even tag them in your post.  
Let's start the year with some serious goodness and spread it around!
Virtual hugs and kisses, 
Joyia

178 comments


  • Jodi

    Compassion


  • Lynn F

    My word is MEANWHILE….,the world is crazy, my husband died, my finances suck, days are lonely…but MEANWHILE the Lord keeps me going


  • Diane

    My word is Kev. He was my youngest brother & just died. He was my hero. He broke his neck in a swimming accident when he was 19 and became a quadriplegic as a result. He was the most thoughtful & kind person on earth; never complained or said “poor me.’ Everyone who knew him adored him.


  • Oshun Asaro

    I would like to leave two words. EMBRACE CHANGE. I have called this beautiful island home for 11 years. I will be moving this June / July, having lived here for almost 12 years. I am moving to a place that Iwas briefly displaced at during the hurricanes for 3 and 1/2 months, but have never lived in my life. I will be living in a completely different environment, starting a completely different job/career, with completely different people. And as much as I do not want to leave my beautiful home, I have to do this for my family and I have to embrace this change. I get a new beginning. Not many people get those. If I do not embrace this change, I will not be happy. I want to fully dive in and be happy in this decision. I am ready to embrace change.


  • Shalamar Warde

    My word for 2022, is Become.
    Become the person you were always meant to be.


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