Sunday, December 30, 2012

BREAK...my one little word for 2013

Ali Edwards started the One Little Word phenomenon online a few years ago.  Until now, I have resisted the urge to follow along, but this seems to be the year that all changes!  Here is what she has to say about it :
One Little Word
What it amounts to is this....you choose a word that will define what you hope to accomplish in the coming year, a modern resolution if you will.  After much thought, I have chosen mine:   BREAK.

This may seem a little strange in the context of what I just said, but hear me out.  There is a song by Matthew West called "My own little world" with these lyrics:

In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I've never gone hungry, always felt safe
I got some money in my pocket, shoes on my feet
In my own little world, population: me

I try to stay awake during Sunday morning church
I throw a twenty in the plate but I never give 'til it hurts
And I turn off the news when I don't like what I see
Yeah, it's easy to do when it's population: me

What if there's a bigger picture?
What if I'm missing out?
What if there's a greater purpose?
I could be living right now
Outside my own little world

Stopped at a red light looked out my window
I saw a cardboard sign said, "help this homeless widow"
And just above that sign was the face of a human
I thought to myself, God, what have I been doing?
So I rolled down the window and I looked her in the eye
Oh, how many times have I just passed her by?
I gave her some money than I drove on through
And my own little world reached population: two

What if there's a bigger picture?
What if I'm missing out?
What if there's a greater purpose?
I could be living right now
Outside my own little world
My own little world

Father, break my heart for what breaks Yours
Give me open hands and open doors
Put Your light in my eyes and let me see
That my own little world is not about me

What if there's a bigger picture?
What if I'm missing out?
What if there's a greater purpose?
That I could be living right now


I don't want to miss what matters
I wanna be reaching out
Show me the greater purpose
So I can start living right now

Outside my own little world
My own little world
My own little world

I want my heart to BREAK for the injustices that I see around me each and every day.  I want to do so much more than I am doing right now!  

I also want to BREAK the mold artistically.  I am very inspired by artists around me, but I do not want to find myself falling into the trap of doing things their way because they have earned accolades or popularity for their style.  I was made intentionally, just the way that I am, and I want to be sure to remember that while I may admire another artist's work, copying their style is just that.....copying.  I need to focus this year on creating my OWN style, and embracing that uniqueness that makes me special!

BREAK......I intend to BREAK into the coming year and find my place in it!  What is your one little word?

2 comments:

Wendy Poling said...

I love your word and the intentions around it, Regan! Looking forward to enjoying lots more of your art this year!

Regan Tomlin said...

Thanks so much Wendy! I cannot wait to see what this year has in store :). I look forward to getting to know everyone through this process!