I've been meaning to get back to the subject of a new word for a new year, but kept getting sidetracked! (grasshopper brain..).
What will your word be?
People I know have chosen connecting (thank you for the lovely card Cath!) endurance, travel, epic, retreat, downshift and flourish.
I was choosing between energy, joy and friendship.
Energy seems a great word, a useful word, and after all you can't do much without it.
Joy was making me think of really noticing, treasuring and savouring those moments when I feel joyful - it is such a wonderful feeling - your heart swells and you feel completely glad to be alive.
I do value my friendships. I thought of nurturing them a little more, catching up with people I rarely see. Travelling to visit them and keep that precious contact which although it can be maintained through cards and e mails and phone calls, nevertheless thrives best on real face to face conversation.
I had almost settled on energy, when up popped the word(s) free-spirit and I felt a buzz of excitement that I didn't quite feel for any of the other words.
The free-spirited me would pop onto a train or jump into the car to see those friends, do the things that bring that joy and be enthusiastic enough to create the energy to do all the fun and slightly mad things I imagine myself doing. It speaks to me of spontaneity and daring, of freedom from responsibility, of fun and light heartedness and ....it sounds so exciting I had to choose it!
What was your word again? Do share..