I’m not sure where 2016 went, but I swear it was just yesterday that I was picking out and praying over the word of the day for the year. If you haven’t heard of the concept, basically you pick a word that becomes your beacon or mantra for the year. In 2016, my word has been “happiness.” I wrote it daily at the top of my planner, tried to gauge my actions and measure my tasks against the word, and focus on things that made me happy. It worked – for the most part – and when I had to make decisions about whether to do something, I often found myself asking if it was going to make me happy. In 2017, my word will be Focus.