It's a tradition at my church, Unity Chapel of Light, to choose a word to use as inspiration throughout the year. Since I had already chosen my theme, "Exploring Possibilities", I thought I was all set. But people kept talking about their words, what their words meant to them, and what they were going to do with their words, and I got hit with "one word fever"! I considered all kinds of words, and even made a spontaneous list of words that mean a lot to me, which I made into a word cloud that you can see in the last post. I typed "love" onto that list three times, which is why it came up larger than the other words. I drive a car with a LOVE decal on the back, and I believe that when all else fails, love always wins. We had a wonderful sermon recently entitled, "What Would Love Do Now?" which I just loved and have incorporated into my thought process. My personal symbol ever since I was in high school has been a heart. So finally, after encountering my love reminders at every turn, I declare 2012 to be the year of LOVE for me! Then, like a miracle, I found Fly Tribe Word Hop (click on that), where people have chosen their words for the year and are sharing in a blog hop from all over the country! And you can share your word in your blog, or in their comments section.
Since love will be my word, that opens up all kinds of possibilities to go right along with my "Exploring Possibilities" theme. This Saturday in Zentangle Club, my friend April is going to demonstrate Zentangle hearts -- that will be a great start for my theme year. And conveniently, Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so my theme already has a holiday for me to celebrate rambunctiously! Hooray! I wear a diamond heart necklace in memory of my beloved sister Barbara, so she will help me carry out my theme for this year, too. Now everywhere I turn, I see reasons to think of love, which is going to be a terrific way to conduct 2012.
I hope you will think of a word to power your 2012 and even consider sharing it here in the comments below. When you pick a word, you can do writing projects around it, creative manifestations of it, and think of all kinds of way to have it be present for you all year long. Or you can simply choose a word, and let it gently be there and see what happens. Love, Carol