Some amazing women I know are claiming a single word to guide them through their year:
- Maureen Electa Monta, my strengths guru friend and collaborator in creating heaven on earth, chose Wonder
- Yvonne at The Presents of Presence chose Love
- Bonnie at a the PaperKeeper chose Intentional – and she created a beautiful wordle of responses reflecting what her readers shared as their words.
People claiming words are everywhere! It’s a beautiful thing!
Previously I chose PEACE. At first, like Bonnie and her word, I wasn’t sure if it was the right one for me and for this year. However, with each step further into 2014 I take, peace comes as a beautiful invitation. I am embracing the possibility of it. I see it’s potential to shape my life right now in such positive ways.
And, the little Time for Joy book by Ruth Fishel that my sister friend Celeste gave me a few years ago gave me this as I reached for strength and clarity today:
Exploring the idea, my mind went something like this: “Really?” There’s peace in this chaos? There’s peace in this pressure I’m feeling? There’s peace in this recurring headache I’m having? Really? Peace is available now?”
As I sat in silence, opening to the invitation of stillness and really listening inside, the curious adventurer thought: “ Maybe, just maybe. This is where the courage, wisdom and light come from. Breathe into it.” An opening, again, I found my heart mostly singing.
One step closer today. Be silent, be still, listen. I’ll try it again tomorrow…