Instead of making a New Years Resolution, four of my blogging friends - Annemarie, Coach, Octamom, Roban and myself decided we would each choose one WORD for the year that would empower us throughout 2009.
We wanted to have lots of fun with our WORDs and agreed at the end of each month we will simultaneously post a synopsis about our WORDs on our blogs.
We would love all our readers to join in the fun by commenting or writing their own post about their WORD. It's time to spread the word about how one WORD can "lighten the load" when the going gets tough. Our goal is to create a chain reaction around the blogosphere.
This month we have decided to write a poem/acrostic reflecting on our WORDs.....so without further ado here are our acrostics:
Annemarie - McMGrad89 chose DISCIPLINE:
D evelop better habits of daily living.
I nform friends of my plans. They will keep you accountable.
S leep at least 7 hours a week night.
C ook 5 days a week.
I mpossible will no longer be a part of my vocabulary.
P lan weekly meals.
L eave the house on time to relieve stress.
I nactivity will not be tolerated.
N ew sneakers will be purchased immediately!
E xercise at least three days a week.
Coach - AVT Coach chose ABUNDANCE:
A tone for your hurtfulness.
B id farewell to judgment.
U tilize your mind.
N otice your surroundings.
D raw on support from friends.
A cknowledge the gifts of others.
N ullify negativity.
C reate moments of meaning.
E mbrace the little things.
Roban chose FAITH
F reedom to enjoy life’s precious moments.
A cceptance of God’s plans.
I magining the possibilities.
T rusting that my life is in God’s capable and loving hands.
H umbling myself as I relinquish control.
and JOY is....celebrating
Octamom chose EXCELLENCE
e X acting
un C ommon
r E sults
who L ly
d E pendant
o N a
pea C eful
r E deemer
Peggy - Miruspeg chose BALANCE:
B elieve in yourself.
A llow the positive energy to flow your way.
L ook, learn, laugh and Love.
A lways allow for a few stumbles along the way.
N ever give up or stop trying.
C limb that mountain, till you reach the top.
E njoy the journey.
Words are merely sounds until they become associated with an object or an action or a feeling. The way sounds come to have meaning is through repetitive exposure to spoken language. So if we keep our WORD close by, it will urge us on and how empowering that will be!
We got our inspiration about focusing on a WORD for the year from Caroline at The Zen in You. Wonder on over to her place and she will enlighten you further about this wonderful WORD project. Caroline's word is DESERVE......
Kakadu National Park, NT, Australia - May 2007 - Beautiful reflections.