Thursday, January 21, 2016

My Word For 2016



Choosing a 'word for the year' is similar to a New Year's resolution, but way better.  A word for the year points me in the right direction.  It is a little whisper of guidance during times I am stuck and wonder what to do next...oh, I will  (insert my word).

There is also no failure with a word for the year.  If I forget, I try to remember next time...it is always ok to begin again.

I chose my word before Christmas.  I asked Megan, my 14 year old daughter, if she would stamp the word on a charm for my Christmas present.  She did a fabulous job.  (the turquoise bead was a souvenir from Sedona, AZ she made into a pendent.)  

My word? 


Create: 
bring something into existence.

My heart loves to create, whether it is photography, cooking, decorating, or writing, I feel better when I create.  This year I intend to create more and not feel guilty about it...

The word create also reminds me I am an active participant in create-ing my life.  I can either sit in the passenger seat and enjoy the ride, or slide over to the driver's seat and not only enjoy the ride, but also direct it.  

I intend to create a wonderful year.  

Have you picked a word?  I would love to hear about it.

I hope you had a fantastic Holiday season.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a great day!

Michelle



12 comments:

  1. Oh Michelle! What a perfectly written post about a word for the year! You are amazing! I love your word, and I love the words here...sigh! Happy creating in 2016, and yes, enjoy being in the driver's seat. xx

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  2. p.s. I LOVE your hydrangeas from above!

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  3. I loved reading about your word for the year and I also will look forward to your sharing how it impacts your time. Your daughter is very talented. The necklace she made for you is beautiful and a constant reminder of your word for the year.

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  4. I love that thought..."I intend to create a wonderful year." So inspiring! Love your 2016 image too! My word for the year turns out to be comfort - and already it has served me well. In the past I have chosen phrases such as "no expectations" or "let is wash over you." But this year one word seemed appropriate, and Kim kicked it off.

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  5. That word is so perfect for you Michelle! Mine is open - open to possibilities. Create is definitely multi-faceted.

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  6. So in love with your hydrangeas and a great word to ponder all year.

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  7. Creativity is part of who you are so that's a very appropriate word for you. My word this year is savor as I intend to enjoy each moment.

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  8. Great word for the year, Michelle, it suits you. :)

    Your hydrangeas are very creative... what a start! I love what you say that it is always OK to begin again when we forget to follow the word's advice and direction. This is a great way to grow. Good luck with your new companion!

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  9. Perfect word for 2016, Michelle, wishing you a very creative year !
    Lovely capture of the Hydrangeas and your daughter did indeed a great job !
    My word is 'change' ... because I want to change a lot this year ...
    Have a nice weekend,
    Sylvia

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  10. Oh wow - what a beautiful word and piece of jewellery to remind you of it! Happy 2016 to you as well Michelle!

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  11. You have such a talent for making the simple things in life look so beautiful, dear Michelle! Lovely word of the year too. :)

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