Wednesday, January 22, 2014


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Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Been thinking and searching for my word for the new year.  A week ago, I was all go for "downsize".  Thought it was the perfect word.  Shared the whole journey I have been on for the last couple of years and the words and their significance with my hubby.  We both agreed what a wonderful word.  Now a week later, I am not feeling it.  Yes, my house is in desperate need of being decluttered and renovated.   But in a few short months my daughter will be back home and we will all be here.  So downsize doesn't fit.

During winter break, I go through a cycle.  First, everything seems overwhelming.  So much to do and so many expectations.  Once Christmas is over, I feel the need to purge.  Then there is the free time that causes a degree of anxiety.  Thinking about the close of the year is sad.  But then, the promise of the new year gets me excited.  Now I am back to thinking about selecting a word, and it keeps coming at me through different means.  I am now ready to embrace it for it brings me laughter and creates memories of a life well lived.  The word is "joy". And in my head I imagine the "o" divided into four sections.  One for each of us- Richard, Danny, Grace, and myself.  The challenge is to be mindful and experience and celebrate joy with each of the four important sections of the "o".