Monday, January 16, 2012

My Word for 2012

I was never any good at resolutions.  Case in point:  my 2011 resolution was to do something about this closet:

Friends, I'm sorry to tell you that it looks exactly the same today. 

So, this year, instead of coming up with a big list of resolutions, I'm coming up with a word that will {hopefully} define my year, guide my day-to-day, and move me along to bigger and better things.  Perhaps, (dare I say?) it will guide me towards organizing this closet?  I've seen this idea floating around the web, and it seems to be much more intentional and much less stressful than choosing specific resolutions.

My word for 2012 is presence. I'm going to try really, really hard to be present; to live in the moment within all of my relationships.  To really listen to what people are telling me, and allow myself time to reflect and ponder.  Aren't good listeners hard to come by?  I find that sometimes I'm thinking more about what I have to do later, or what on earth I'm going to make for dinner, or how I'm going to improve my students' fluency than listening to what my companion is saying.  2012 is my year to be more present with my children, my husband, and my friends.

What about you?  What's your word for 2012?


Linking up here:

The Lettered Cottage


  1. good luck with that great resolution!! every once and a while I remember to live in the present and my eyes are open to beautiful things I would never have noticed..

  2. Love your word!-I am your newest follower from Layla's party-Stop by for a visit! PS-you are one busy lady-good luck with all this year brings you!


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