I love this idea. I learned about this project on the blog “the Lettered Cottage”. One of my favorites to visit almost daily. Layla is a sweet, charming, kind soul who always makes me smile and after reading her blogs always, always makes me think.
Choosing one word a year, instead of a list of resolutions. A word to refer to. A word to process for the entire year. I am going to join the party and focus on one word for the entire year.
She says it just sort of comes to you. I have no idea why, but I chose my word. bloom. I like the sound of it. I see huge possibilities. I want to use it and work on it and savor it.
This seems like a lovely year long homework assignment. If you decide to jump in as well, I would love to hear your word. Words are so very powerful. This is exciting to me. Just head over heels in love with this idea.
The action of choosing a word (or having a word find you) is full of potential and possibility. And here’s one thing that’s totally interesting: sometimes a word pops into your brain and it doesn’t make any sense right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways. Maybe it’s a word you need to hear, but you just aren’t ready for it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities. To read more on Layla’s blog go here: http://theletteredcottage.net/word-of-the-year-link-party-2012/
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”