The past three years have brought a change to our regular New Years tradition of making resolutions. I would always write them on the next years calendar at the end of December so we could look back and see how we did. When our children were younger these were quite funny and often, seeing the world through their little eyes, quite simple and obtainable. Those years have gone too quickly and I am thrilled to be able to look back with them now and remember them. The last three years have, for me, been changed to reflect a "word," one word. A word to help guide me, teach me, change me and maybe even change another in a good way. Always my goal is to be changing myself for the better and hopefully to touch someone else's heart in a kind and generous way.
Last year I had an easy time choosing a word. I had a different one chosen when suddenly a tragedy in our area touched me so. so much that the word "listen" became my word of words. If you read my last post then you know that word has served me well and has taught me much. This year I had so many possibilities that I had to make a list. I had narrowed it down to four, one of them being on last years list, but was still unsure. They all have great meaning to me and as I look around the blogosphere I see that these same words have touched many hearts already. Then one day last week, while making the rounds and going from here to there as you do when making the rounds, and ending up who knows where, there it was. The word for me. I'm sure it will be a good one with many opportunities and possibilities.
nourish my soul
nourish my spirit
nourish my relationships
verb (used with object)
to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth.
to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc.
to strengthen, build up, or promote
if you are a word-chooser, have you chosen it yet? If you make resolutions, have you done so? What ever you decide to do or not to do enjoy your new year, your clean slate. Take the chalk of your life and draw on the slate, write in big letters, make new promises to yourself. I'm going to take a few new risks this year and can't wait to share them, hopefully one day Maude and H will want to read them!