So there’s this thing going around the blogs. I’m not usually one to go for the ‘thing’ as it were, but this one grabbed my attention last year. I watched people discuss and participate, if that is what you do, and I was interested. So this year, I am ready.
The ‘thing’ is, that you pick a word, just one word, to describe how you would like your year to go. Sort of a mantra, or a goal, or an ambition. Really it can be anything you want, the idea being that it is a word that has meaning for you.
One word? For me, finding one word for a year is like …. asking a lark not to sing, or the stars not to shine. One word?! Last year I thought no way. But the words that other people chose lingered in my mind, and teased at my thoughts. I watched as the bloggers came back to their words, worked with their words, created with their words…. and I was intrigued.
So, this year, I have found a word. I think…. no, I’m certain …. I have found a word to use as my guide, my muse, my direction for the year.
There it is, my word. I want to be more aware of life around me, of opportunities (before they’ve passed me by), of my son’s growing up, of my everyday bliss, of my creative urges. I want to drink in life, before it is another year gone by. I have a good life, one I cherish, and I want to be more aware of the moments that make up this good life.
So there you have it. In the next week I may share how I will remind myself of that word during this year.
Do you have a word?
*Extra credit to anyone who can name the movie that line comes from. Hint: it is a lyric line.