Thanks everyone for sharing your words (or the word you are thinking about using in 2009).
Reading through all the comments is such an inspiring exercise. To witness the words that others are reflecting on and committing to in their own personal lives is a really cool thing.
A few thoughts as I read through the comments:
Your word can be anything you want it to be – it does not have to be soulful, or clever, or original. It can be practical and tangible. Don’t worry if someone else has chosen the same word as you – this is just for you. You don’t have to be creative – just be true.
As a few people mentioned in the comments this is also a project that can include members of your family. Chris is thinking about a word for himself and I know both my parents are probably thinking on it too (my Mom has gone with peace for the last three years). It makes a great conversation starter.
I am working on compiling a list of all the words so far – feel free to add more to the comments in this post – and I plan to post them tomorrow morning.
The generous One Word giveaways for this week go to:
Happy New Year! This idea is the
best ever! Done it for a few years now after getting the inspiration
right on your site. Thanks! My word for 2009 will be "calm" – as in
taking it easy, getting things together so I will not keep worring
about things. Doing things in a pace that will allow me to enjoy them
instead of just rushing through. Good luck with your intetention and
thanks for helping me find mine!
My word is
word for 2009 will be TEN. This past year a friend asked me how happy I
was on a scale of 1 to 10 and I replied with 9. After saying it I
realized there are only a few areas holding me back from being able to
say 10. Including taking control of my health and adding more structure
to my daily routine. I want to strive this year to change those last few habits that keep
me from living my fullest life and being able to confidently
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Mari, Tape and Emilie – please email me with your contact information and I will get you in touch with Lisa, Liz and Stephanie.
Look for more giveaways coming again next week.