Laura, at White Spray Paint, wrote such a touching post on her words for the year that you really must read. I had been wondering what words I would choose myself when I read her post. I am so grateful to her for putting her thoughts out there.
Gracious, open, ready, prayerful, hopeful, attentive, optimistic, abundant... words I have been thinking about as my personal theme for the New Year. Time's around Frippery farmhouse have been trying, to say the least, this past year and a half. I need a shift in perspective for the new year. I have always been a glass half full kind of girl, but 2010 really put that sunny outlook to the test. No more...I will embrace whatever comes my way this year with open arms and grateful heart, knowing that there is a reason for everything if only one is willing to accept what comes and see the blessing in it. So much of life can be wasted in fighting what we cannot change and fretting over the past. This year I do not want to waste a moment. I will make a conscious decision to begin each day with the intent of savoring each occurrence and every task as a gift. It is a gift. We have an abundance of gifts right before us each day.
Each and every moment we are here on earth to enjoy the beauty and love that surrounds us is a profound gift. No more wasted time worrying about "if only", just joy in the fact that we are here and so much opportunity surrounds us. I will work at finding every opportunity to grow, love, be at peace and enjoy the bounty of the world around us.
To commit myself to being more open and accepting of what life brings in 2011, is my wish. To be gracious, content with what I have, open to what is possible.
What is your word of the year? What changes would you like to embrace? Will you make resolutions or just find a theme to guide you? I would love to hear your thoughts.
2011 I welcome you with a gracious, open and hopeful heart.
Have a year filled with gifts, large and small, my friends. You are a gift yourselves, P.