In January of 2011 I chose a word to integrate into my life and that word was "intention".
I loved having a single word that I could chew on and spit out, keep it in my pocket and ponder over.
It is very different than making a New Year's resolution. You don't HAVE to do anything. But you end up wanting to make subtle changes. That's why OLW works for me!
Over the last few months I have been "trying on" several different words for the upcoming year.
A few weeks ago the word "simplify" felt like it was my word.
Mr. B and I tend to hold onto everything we ever owned and I don't even think we have been able to walk through the garage in over a year.
Well, several of our boys have moved back in and out and back in again. They also use the garage for storage of things they don't need right now. (Boy's if you are reading this, you better come over soon and clear out your things before I get out the Bobcat!)
OK - That's another whole story. Moving on.........
I loved everything about the aspect of "simplify".
But then three day's ago another word popped into my soul and I knew it would be my new word for 2012.
B A L A N C E.......
It's where I am at in so many aspects of my life.
|Ellen in Monterey|
I have always tended to be a black & white sort of person.
You know, hard to see the gray areas - of which there are so many!
It's either life or death ........hey - there's a lot of gray in between there!
Yes or no.....how about "I'll think about it"?
Clean or dirty, open or closed, happy or sad.
Friend or enemy.
On or off, up or down.
Well, you get the picture.
Life has so many beautiful, gorgeous gray's.....
Try to look for the lovely gray's in your life. Just for today!
"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. " --Thomas Merton