Friday, January 01, 2010
The Word of the New Year for 2010
Last year was the first year of the one-word resolution experiment. The word I chose was savor and it truly was a word that came to my mind on a daily basis. I savored the beauty of the changing seasons, the faces of those I love, yummy foods, the incredible patterns in nature...well, you get the idea and I will stop before I get (to quote Anne) totally cheesy. We have truly been gifted with a wonderful world right in front of our eyes no matter where we live. And I think that making a deliberate choice to "savor" really helped see this. Somehow, the past year has also been a year where I have been feeling my age. The baby of the family has married, the oldest will become a mother herself. There have been times where I should be remembering things and I fall short...like Where have I put my keys? I thought I told you that! I don't remember you telling me that. Where did I put my ring? What day of the week is it - I thought it was _______. Where did I put that piece of paper? Oh no - I forgot about that! As a result, I am choosing my resolution word of the year 2010 to be mindful. I want to pay attention to locations, words, times, needs and etch them better in my brain so I will cut back on the needless frustration of looking for lost objects, forgetting an important date, and getting lost in that forest of trees. How about you? Are you game to try the one-word resolution experiment with me? Please comment if you feel so moved...I will be mindful to think about you. Here's to a Happy New Year to you and those you love!