A few days ago I read this post, written by someone I knew back when I lived in Los Angeles. It’s been percolating in my brain for the past several days. I don’t know if I need a necklace, or a charm or talisman, but as a thought exercise I wondered if I could find a good word for myself in 2012.
Last night, as we laid in bed in the dark, Wes and I talked about what resolutions we might make for this new year. Neither of us came to any real conclusions, but at some point I talked about that One Little Word and Wes agreed that I could use a mantra.
And so I’ve spent the last 24 hours deep in thought. I want to find a word that I will be able to use all year. I want it to be a word that is positive, that gives me a plan of action. A word that I can use as a theme in the new year to improve myself, to bring joy to my life and to the lives of those around me. And I know that when I find that word I will know it; I’ll get that feeling in the pit of my stomach and KNOW it is right.
I’m still thinking, and looking, and occasionally checking the thesaurus. I’ll share my word as soon as I stumble upon it.
What’s your word?