It is hard to believe the New Year is just around the corner. In just a few weeks we will leave behind 2015 and welcome 2016. This time of year is a time of change, resolutions, and new commitments. This is an excellent time to create a value project or two.
Lately, I’ve been inspired with the idea of One Word. If you google this phrase, you will see a couple different websites explaining this idea. They each go about it a little differently, but basically you choose one word for the year and focus on becoming that word. They can be nouns, adjectives, or verbs. Some examples include: Kind, mother, run, believe, and so forth.
I thought this would be an excellent idea for a value project, however, I thought a year might be a little long. If a year sounds the good amount of length for this project to you, then go for, but I’ve adapted this idea into a month for each of the value projects.
The project is simple, but will take much work.
- Choose the value you wish to complete
- Choose a word which relates to the value (See suggestions below).
- Find quotes, General Conference talks, videos, scriptures, books, ect which teach about that word.
- Find activities which will help you become that word.
- Strive each day for a month to become that word.
- Remember to record your progress and write what you learned at the end.
That’s the basic idea. You can add a lot of personality into this project. Choose an area you need to work on, find a word which matches that area, and focus on that.
Below you will see the Young Women values followed by a list of suggested words. (I realise you cannot complete this project for Virtue, but I thought I would add some words for that value any way.)