This is how I chose the word STRETCH for my 2020 Word of the Year:
I’d like to withstand and even embrace the changes that come my way. I’d like to learn to stay joyful in the middle of a changing family, life and world.
So I Googled: “What’s a word that means can withstand changes?
That led me to the online publication: An Introduction to the Study of Physics, Volume 1 By A. F. Walden, J. J. Manley. (Recommended reading for those who struggle with insomnia.)
The word I found there was elasticity.
I looked up synonyms for elasticity and found: words like stretchy, flexible and pliable.
The word stretch can also mean: reach, develop, extend.
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
To find your Word of the Year, try following these simple steps, courtesy of The Dolly Mama.
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