Last year at this time, I came across the idea of choosing a word for the year. I dithered between two words, abundance, and...well, I forget now, so, obviously the better choice won! But, at any rate, back and forth, I went, only to have a sign from the universe appear in. of all places, Pier 1. Meandering throught the clearance section, a beautifully framed piece of art appeared. The word, abundance, simply lettered caught my eye. I couldn't afford that piece of art, but it seemed to solve my dilemna.
Abundance followed me throughout the year. Looking for it, I began to see what I had, rather than what I didn't, a good lesson to be learned.
This year's choice provided the same dithering. I couldn't seem to focus on one word, one thought, one idea. Perhaps "focus" itself needed to be the word, but it just didn't feel right. I narrowed it down to a few, and this year the universe sent its sign on-line. Looking for just the right calendar, I found it. Simplicity.
Simplicity: A clearness of expression; thinking in an uncomplicated manner; an understanding of what's important and what's not. Details that don't have a major impact are omitted to keep things uncluttered.
Related words: honesty, straightforwardness, openness, inciveness.
Just an excellent word, I think.
I've only begun to taste the possibilities.
As I do, goals for myself and this new year will emerge. I'll journal them, blog them, and most importantly, hopefully will keep them.
I've chosen my word.