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.  
Last year (year 9) my word was SHINE, I wanted to shine my light beyond what I could see.  When we shutdown due to Covid, I found many way to connect with all of you that I had never dreamed of.  See, I consider myself to be a tech challenged person and suddenly technology became the main way to connect with all of you.  So I pivoted this business...my first online styling session was with a client in Australia for Pete's sake.  I did all the tech things that scared me, virtual zoom styling sessions, online events by myself, online events and coffee chats with other business owners, online spin to win interactive promotions, private Facebook groups, and sooooo many videos without a filter, lol.
In life, connection through jewelry is one of my favorites and this year while we couldn't physically touch each other we still touched each other's hearts in ways I had never fathomed.  
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 year, it seems as though you all manifested what you wanted and more, even in the midst of chaos.  It's been a roller coaster this year 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 2021.  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 19th and share my NEW WORD with you! The winner will receive their word, engraved on a 14k gold square charm ($250 value) FREE.  

So choose your word for 2021, 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
(a rainbow from my last run in 2020)

120 comments


  • Sarah Crawford-Punzenberger

    My word of
    The year is EPIC!


  • Skip Hines

    My word is Fighter for Tera


  • Kirstin

    My word is CONNECT.


  • Kelly Simon

    STILL. For all the reasons. Love the fact that this word is a verb, noun and adjective. It resonates with me as calm, chaos-free and to remain. Grateful to have this annual exercise for my entire family to discuss our focus and share with all of the wonderful Joyia community. ❤️


  • Monica Lee

    HEAL
    Hi Joyia,
    My word is HEAL. As we all look forward to the future. I believe this word is powerful for us all to keep in our minds. 2020 is a reminder for us to HEAL our bodies, our minds, our spirit. It was a call to HEAL our relationships. It is a reminder to HEAL our wounds from the past. Also to HEAL from the loss of those impacted by Covid. When we HEAL we can move forward more whole so that our future, our children’s future, the future of the world will be more prosperous and joyful.


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