“A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
It’s the dawn of a new year. A time to start fresh. To review the past and look toward the future.
“I want to lose weight.”
” I will spend more time with my family.”
“I intend to eat healthy every day.”
New Year’s Resolutions. Grand plans to start the year anew. Statements that touch upon some area in our life that we’re not completely happy with. Ever done them – made New Year’s resolutions? Just like the spike in gym memberships in January of each year – followed by the decline in February, New Year’s resolutions typically fade quickly as our daily lives takes us to where we’ve always been.
The idea – that this one word will connect with you at a much deeper level, and inspire you to make it become part of your daily life. That it will BE part of your true fabric. And in being part of you at a much deeper level, this word will be a guide toward the life you desire, toward doing the things that are in alignment with what this word means to you.
My word for 2009 is COURAGE .
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Courage – what does this mean to me?
Courage to speak the truth.
Courage to take risks.
Courage to challenge myself.
Courage to try.
Courage to not let fear rule.
Courage to believe.
Courage to be true to my being.
I encourage you to choose a word that you will use to focus upon. This year, 2009, has many great possibilities in store for each one of you – may you find much meaning in all that is to come in the next twelve months!