There is a blog thing called "one little word" and I joined in on this day a year ago with this word.
Certainly having made a conscious decision to have "one little word" and the visual reminder (that I never managed to hang on the wall but that was propped against the wall next to my bed) was helpful and I did often ponder how "content" I was feeling. It was more often in the moments of feeling disgruntled or discomforted that I tried to choose to be "content"...... I was not always successful!
I have been thinking a lot (like a ridiculous amount of brain time) about my word for 2012. I have had the benefit of seeing which words others have chosen (most do it for Jan 1 but I do it for Feb 1). I have considered many words but nothing really settled well in my mind or heart.
But ever the one to rock a deadline - I have my one word......
Also ever the non-conformist it's not a "little" word........
My word for 2012.......
I love the word "Aloha" but much more than that I love what it means, the spirit of Aloha
one on the meaning of the word and what it means to Hawaiian people.
I loved the way it was used so often and with so many intentions in Hawaii. It was obvious it meant more than just Hello........ I like that - a multi-purpose word!!
So I will try to live by "aloha" this year......try and emulate the gentleness and joy and unity of "aloha".