One little word = big things

by Monica on January 7, 2010 · 2 comments

2009 was, in more ways than one, a very defining year for me.  Of course it would be easy to look at the loss of my Mother in late September as the single most life-changing definitive moment of the year, BUT in retrospect, I spent the majority of this last year figuring out exactly who I am now.  I gave definition to my self, my life, what I want, what’s important to me, where I stand.  It feels good.  If I could take one teeny-tiny word to describe my 2009, it would be define.  Kinda has a nice ring to it, don’t it?

I have to admit, I was inspired by this one little word idea from a favourite blogger of mine – Aby Garvey of Simplify 101 fame.  And she got the idea from Ali Edwards.  So now I’m passing this on to you.

I just felt in love with the idea that you can create such a transformative focal point in your life from just one. little. word.  Just one.  Isn’t it grand?  And hard!  Or maybe not.  To come up with that one little word that you use each day to inspire your personal lifestyle goal for the year … sometimes it’s just plain obvious, or on the flipside … forces you to sit down and do some serious thinking.  But that’s a good thing!

Now … that’s my one little word for 2010.  Now.  Not later, not tomorrow, not next week, not next year, nor in another lifetime … Now.  This entire year is revolving around the old adage, ‘Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today’.  It might take me all year to perfect this, but it’s a focal point and reminder nonetheless.   Now also speaks to my desire to live life as fully and wonderfully as possible.  To be in the here and now.  To cherish and find joy in these small quiet moments, and to be fully present in the now.

If this idea resonates with you too, what’s your ‘one little word’ for 2010?  And what does it mean to you?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

OnceHarmony January 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Thank you so much for this Monica.

My word was exercise and everytime I said it I would get I get depressed but after reading this I’ve changed the word to healthy and now I feel revived and energized.

Monica January 20, 2010 at 11:33 pm

That is such a wise observation and unique perspective OnceHarmony ; ) Thanks for bringing that up!

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