|she kept her eye on the prize|
Having one little word to focus on throughout the year has become vital in many ways to me.
Having Ali E's class to be prompted by has been inspiring.
One of the best decisions I made in 2011 was to take the OLW class.
It's on my thankful list.
It involved me in my word on an artistic level.
It involved me in my word by prompting action.
It involved me in my word by encouraging me to think and journal on it.
It involved me every month, and into that month as well.
But also firmly knowing that my word from 2011 will always be with me in a now powerful way.
For this I am so very thankful.
My word for 2012 is gifts.
I needed a word to keep me focused on the joy of life.
On the gratitudes found in life.
On the beauty of life.
But I knew I needed to be gentle on myself.
A word like joy would have been too unattainable for me.
I can be so hard on myself.
I can expect too much from myself
I would have failed under that word.
But I know I can be open to gifts.
I can be open to watching for the gifts in my life.
I can be open to receiving gifts from others, in my life.
I can be open to giving gifts to those I am in relationship to, as well.
And you know I do not mean physical gifts.
But rather the non-tangibles.
So, gifts, it is.
Today I leave you with a year in review...
A look at 2011's album pages::
|february & march|
|november & december|
The next stop is Karen at http://breathenowsmile.blogspot.com/
If you want to continue from this spot, here is the list of participants for this month's hop.
Cynthia H http://paperpapereverywhere.blogspot.com
Monica B www.questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com
Melissa S http://blog.mshanhun.com
Jenn L www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
Jamie http://jmpgirl.blogspot.com you are here!
Hope to see you in the New Year.