Hello out there! How is everyone after Christmas? It went so fast I thought and here we are at the start of a new year filled with promise and possibility…
Do you make resolutions? I’ve noticed a lot of people lately talking about this notion of choosing a single word to inform your year ahead, for example Janine at Shambolic Living, Liz at Life Dreaming and Debra at New Endings to name just a few. (Click on the names to visit any of these ladies in a new tab)
‘A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow. From my own personal experience, it can be a catalyst for enriching your life.’
From ‘Big Picture Classes’, One Little Word for 2013
This is an idea I love because I believe so much in the power of words. I was surprised at how easy my word for 2013 came to me because it was pretty much instant. My word for 2013 is ‘healing‘. This is because I find I’m still in need of healing from some health/medical related traumas of the past few years.
I came across this quote recently…
If this is true I could be in trouble! I would say I’m quite a soulful person but not very good at silencing my mind (ok truthfully useless!) and isn’t the obvious response to this quote to ask, how? How do we silence our minds?
You know at first you are so happy just to get away from the scene of the crime, the immediate danger and the worst of the pain and that relief is so great it sustains you for a long time. Eventually however time doesn’t heal like you hoped it would and your escape is mostly geographical.
So here is a question dear readers. Has anyone of you found healing when you needed it and if so how? Did you learn to ‘silence your mind’, was time the answer or was it something else?
I’m really committed to my word of healing for 2013, it’s already become like a mantra in my head and has a soothing effect plus I’ve even made some early progress through the support of some great women in the Irish Parenting Bloggers Group I’m a member of.
In advance of this post I put these same questions to the women in the members forum and received a brilliant mix of practical advice, resources and tlc like only women can give! If you’re a parent or parent to be I couldn’t recommend liking the group on facebook enough because between them what these women don’t know and aren’t talking about isn’t worth knowing or talking about!
It may be against the rules but I’ve chosen a second word too, borrowed it from Lewis Carroll’s, Alice in Wonderland…
‘Muchier!’ Now there’s a word you can hang your hat on : )
What word would you choose for 2013?
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Here’s to a Happy New Year for us all full of great things like healing, muchness and much, much more : )