Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Reflecting On Our Words - September

Words can empower and uplift our spirits and transform our lives.
Words like Abundance, Balance, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Joy......

With my beautiful blogging buddies Annemarie, Coach, Julie, and Roban we embarked on a journey back in January where we committed to simultaneously post at the end of each month a reflection on a WORD each of us had chosen for 2009.

What a blessing these women and their words have made to my life. I love the consistency and depth of our experience we share with each other. These posts helps us stay focused and highlights our journey these words are taking us on.

To reflect on our WORDS this month we decided to make a video or choose a youtube that relates to our word.

My word is BALANCE and I chose "The Moody Blues - Balance"

Annemarie's - word is DISCIPLINE and she made this poignant video.

Julie's- word is EXCELLENCE

"This is Kari Jobe, a really sweet girl who is dear friends with some of my dear friends. She has a gorgeous song out called I'm Singing and she had viewers add their experiences and included them in the video--and the result is just 'excellent'--really amazing people continuing to walk with joy, even in the midst of some tough times--"

Roban's- words are JOY and FAITH

"When I thought of a video to express some of my thoughts on faith and joy, I immediately thought of the artist Akiane Kramarik. Her art comes from her faith, and her paintings fill me with joy and awe".

Coach's - word is ABUNDANCE

Akeelah and the Bee - Deepest Fear

Special thanks to Caroline at The Zen in You for inspiring us to take this journey.

"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.”
Maya Angelou American Poet, b.1928)



Caroline said...

I am always so amazed by these posts. The videos are really inspiring. Thank you Peggy!

McMGrad89 said...

I so wish I could post AVTCoach's I couldn't figure out. When I tried to load it through blogger it wouldn't recognize the file. Please tell me how you did it.

Christine said...

that's a lovely idea to do videos to express your lovely words. I particularly liked Roban's video...I guess all that beautiful art to express Joy and Faith.

Wendy said...

There is an empowering feeling doing this project together. It has had a life of its own, more than the sum of its individuals and parts. Thank you for being my friend and helping me be a better person.

Anonymous said...

Wow those videos are brilliant!! I love the Balance one - far out man! (But then I would love that one, eh?) I have a collective word for you ladies - awesome!!

Frequent Traveler said...

That was beautiful to have a video backing up each word.
Your blog is so uplifting, Peggy.
Where your focus is, the healthy balance is - you walk the walk - your way of thinking/ perceiving and responding does it with such grace :)

Renee said...

Dear Peggy, I love this post. Absolutely love it.

Love Renee xoxo

Roban said...

You always frame "our" posts so well! (and great music, again!)


Unknown said...

balance is wonderful...I wish I had some!
Moody Blues are great, my dad got me on them when I was younger.

Silver said...

Enjoyed your pick on the videos.

;)huggies, girl.

Silver said...

i am amazed at the 12 yr old girl who paints in Roban's pick.

If that's how Jesus looked like, he is indeed a true picture of what love, grace, mercy, hope and all goodness is contained.