This one little tradition seems to be going viral … I got it from Mother Moon and Rue who got it elsewhere, but it was started in 2007 by Ali Edwards in her blog.
Quoting from Ali’s blog:
Essentially the idea is to choose a word (or let it choose you) that has the potential to make an impact on your life.
Maybe you want to invite something or maybe you are hoping to subtract something. Maybe your word will be practical or hopeful or creative or fanciful. Maybe you need a big word, something in-your-face that will challenge you everyday. Maybe you need something smaller and quieter that will whisper gentle tidings as you make your way throughout the year.
Whatever word you end up with, make sure it is your word (not your sister’s, mom’s, partner’s, child’s, etc). You can share it publicly or keep it close to your heart.
I have never made New Year’s resolutions (too easy to break) but to focus on one word and its meaning for a year is something I can do.
It didn’t take me too long to find a word for 2010 … FAITH. Not in the religious sense but in the more archaic sense of to believe or trust. I am a worry-wort by nature and patience isn’t one of my virtues. I need to have faith that things will work out for the best, quit worrying and stop trying to force issues.
Interestingly enough, after I’d chosen that word, it started popping up in friends’ astrological forecasts for my sun sign (Virgo). Sounds like I chose the right word!
So, what’s your word for 2010? BTW, Happy New Year!