There are so many cool things going on in the "blogosphere" right now! The amazing Ali Edwards is once again encouraging everyone to come up with "One Little Word" to focus on in 2009. Here is a run-down of the concept taken from her 2007 One Little Word post.
"Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in the next year?
It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother's word or your spouse's word or your child's word - this is YOUR word.One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here's one thing that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren't ready for it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities."
I encourage you to read the entire post to learn more about choosing your little word for 2009. Below is my list of possibilities so far... Let me know what you think. Which ones are good? Which ones are bad? Which ones describe me and which ones do you identify with? For a HUGE list of possible words (this will definitely get those gears turning!) check out Ali's list of possible words.
(The bold words are the ones that relate back to my New Years Resolutions post from yesterday... Weird because I made the list and the resolutions about a week apart and these 4 words were common to both!)
What, you ask, could be a good way to honor your word for 2009? Well, I have just the thing. Once I pick my word I will be doing this as soon as I can!
Stephanie (famous doodler and blogger extraordinare... hee hee) has offered to DOODLE your One Little Word for you so you can have it around all year and be reminded of why you choose it. You can order a custom doodle of YOUR word (plus a quote/scripture/verse of your choice) for $15 in PDF format or $20 framed. The best part? Oh yeah, there is a best part... Stephanie is going to donate $5 from each purchase to Autism Speaks. a charity that is near and dear to many of us... (and, if it's not near and dear to you now, get in touch with Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask her why it's important to support this wonderful cause!) Really now, how cool is that? Like I said, as soon as I choose my word, I'm ordering my custom doodle! You'll see it pop up on my blog a bunch! Yippee! All the details are on her blog so go check it out and also check out the other example doodles she has up!
So, what's your word for 2009? Tell me. :-)