Wednesday, January 21, 2009


My word.


I was having a hard time deciding on my "word for the year." I thought of several possibilities...


...dreams... since that's about all I think about, and I'm always trying so dang hard to hold on to them.

or perhaps...
...create...could there be any word more important than that.

These are both great words, and ones that I really love.

But....... (maybe that could have been my word, ha)

I didn't want to settle...or rush my decision on any old word ... just so that I could have it neatly packaged in my mind by January 1st,

or even by the end of January. It had to fit me...



and feel right.

So, I

w a i t e d .........

........
...........
........... for,
what was starting to feel like a very long time.

Maybe, I should have chosen Patience at this point. This is surely a word I could use, but I guess I 'm not ready to tackle that just yet... since it never occurred to me until now.

Many had chosen their word weeks ago! Some were very punctual and had it ready to unveil on New Years Day. I wanted my word to show up like that.

But mine,

mine was being aloof.

I was starting to think...

that,

I wouldn't...


find...

my word.


One word, I thought ... picked me, as it came up in my work all by itself....shine.




That's a really pretty word. But I knew shine wasn't going to represent.

Sometimes, I don't always feel like shining...and that had to be okay,

with...

my word.



I thought of wish...



...when I saw this little adorable paper star my daughter created years ago.

And, boy... don't I have quite a few wishes. But, wish felt like it was going to grow wings,


and fly away...

and I,

ohhhh...
I wasn't ready.

I couldn't bare, or bear the thought of losing my word...

so soon.

And then, when I wasn't really waiting

or looking...

it came.

...floating and fluttering down,

into my consciousness,

like a feather.


...where it...

softy,

quietly, lit


...like a butterfly,

might...

EMBRACE

the velvety flesh,

of a perfect flower,





and it was born.



I love my word.


It wraps itself around me


like the hug of a blanket.



Embrace life.
Embrace change.
Embrace fear.
Embrace imperfection.
Embrace creativity.
Embrace growth.
Embrace differences.
Embrace learning.
Embrace disappointment.
Embrace serentity.
Embrace hope.
Embrace friendship.
Embrace chaos.
Embrace others.
Embrace self.
Embrace the world!

and on...

and on...

my word...


has no limits!

...and that's how I know,

it is...


my word.

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