My word for 2012 was ACCEPTANCE. I embraced this word internally, and reminded myself of it throughout the year. It was by my side as our home life continued to change with me working more outside of the house, helping me let go of frustrations and feelings of inadequacy. It was in my hand as my son continued to become a teen-ager and find his way, sometimes in ways I wouldn’t even look, and it helped me listen to his point of view, his concepts and also to know when it was time to put my foot down firmly. It was in my thighs when my pants got tighter this year thanks to five hours a day in an office chair, and then helped me realize that while it is ok it is also something that I want to and need to work on (those pants won’t get less tight by magic). It was in my heart when relationships continued to change and some continued to be broken, helping me to see where I could work on things and where I simply had to let go of things. It was with me, and made me a better person for it.
Like all my words, I will likely do a bit of art work around this in my scrapbook, and then keep it in my heart.
Now I will prepare to embrace my One Word for 2013. I think I’ll tell you about that one on New Year’s Day, as I have some challenges to include and an invitation to all of you.
In the meantime, I wish for all of you a New Year’s Eve that pleases you, however that may be. Ours will include a quick shopping trip down island, then a free swim at the local pool, homemade pizza and a movie.
Happy New Year’s. Here’s to an astounding 2013!