DETERMINATION I said out loud, OH YES that will be my word for 2014.
I'm determined to be the best I can
I'm determined to find at least one positive thing every day
I'm determined to live a full life.
I can already feel the power of this word, it encompasses everything as the definition says:
Firmness of purpose; resolve; the act of making or arriving at a decision; the act of deciding definitely and firmly.
In 2009, four Blog friends and myself began a tradition of choosing one word each for ourselves in January - a word that we can focus on, meditate on, and reflect upon as we go about our daily lives.
My One Little Word from previous years were:
2009 - BALANCE
2010 - SEEK
2011 - SHARING
2012 - PERSEVERANCE
2013 - SURRENDER
These words have each become a part of my life in one way or another.
They've been embedded into who I am, and into who I'm becoming.
They've been what I've needed (and didn't know I needed).
They've helped me to breathe deeper, to see clearer and to grow.
I have come to believe 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!
So forget the New Year resolution and select ONE LITTLE WORD to serve as your guide throughout the year.
“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.”
~~ Sonia Johnson
|Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, November 2013 by Ken Unsworth|