What I really want to do is tell you about my word for 2009. The idea is to pick a word that you plan to use to guide your year. It's not about writing resolutions you're bound to break. It's not even about to do lists or hope to do lists, and you know how much I love lists. It's about creating a focus for your year. A mantra, if you will, to be defined any way you choose.
" A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be a ripple in the pond that changes everything." ~ Alli Edwards, creator of the one word concept.
2009, the Year of YES!
Yes to new adventures. Yes to travel. Yes to kindness, compassion, and giving till it hurts. Yes to students when my "no" is driven only by preference. Yes to Sloane when "no" or "later" is compelled only by convenience. Yes to the time and effort it takes to learn a new skill. Yes to taking risks publicly. Yes to investing time in people. Yes to investing time in healthier living. Yes to more play, more laughter, more dates with Jeffrey. Yes to taking risks, falling down, getting back up, and trying again. Yes to counting my blessings. Yes to self-discipline. Yes to saying thank you and sending presents - on time. Yes to parties, sleep-overs, and celebrations for no good reason. Yes to meeting blog friends. Yes to paying off school loans. Yes to working hard and smart and having a whole lot of fun doing it. Yes, yes, yes!!
The incredible art above was created by Debi of Emma Tree fame. Debi has magic and moonbeams overflowing. The blessing is that she shares them freely.