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!

6 comments:

Timi + Andrew said...

My word should/would be patience or tolerance. I have a long way to learn and practice these `things`.
Happy New Year to the whole Lindahl family! We cannot wait to hear about the soon-to-be-born grandchild! Anne is on my mind often :)

Timi + Andrew said...

By the way I love these winter photos, especially the one you have chosen to be your blog picture!

Spirit Bear said...

My theme for 2010 is Let's Get On With It. So I will shorten the one-word version to "Progress." This is what I'm looking for: movement from here to there. I do celebrate the mind and love your new word. Deb, you need to teach me how to change the background; your blog is so seasonal! See you Tuesday!

oatley said...

Patience is my word for 2010. With my father's changing health and my parents' new circumstances I need to practice and be MINDFUL too. Thank you for your inspiration. Happy New Year to you all!

The Lindahl News said...

Thanks to those who left their words for 2010! Patience (2), tolerance, and progress are all great inspirations...good luck!

The Witty Librarian said...

My word for the year is "Discovery"
Thanks for the inspiration!