My 2009 Word of the Year for: Now
At the end of 2006, Christine Kane wrote about choosing just one word to focus on for an entire year instead of making resolutions in her You Say You Want a Resolution post. On December 1st, she wrote about featuring guest bloggers throughout the month to share their own experiences in choosing Word-of-the-Year. (I've also enjoyed throughout this year seeing Sharon's Enough unfold at All Norah'S Art.)
I've been shuffling through a dozen words over the last couple of weeks trying to decide on one: change, discipline, transformation, bimble, transition, joy, happiness, presence, awareness, spine, magic(!), ritual. I was watching a little football, when I suddenly thought "now" and I knew that would be my word for 2009. It's funny, it's been there all along - November's TIFC was all about NOW and on my bulletin board NOW and NEXT. (Maybe for 2010 I'll do NEXT!)
Now, it's time for a glass of wine.
Today's practice: Take time out right now for ten seconds of pure love for your inner victim, the part of you that feels entitled to...everything!
OK? not really. I'm not sure that my 'inner victim' feels entitled to everything. Self-empathy for that inner victim, sure - but I'm at a part of my life where I want to develop qualities, strengths, and attitudes that represent the next steps in my growth.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Posted by Kim at 6:30 PM