What word defines what you want to focus on enhancing in the New Year?

New Years’ resolutions can get a bit weighty and difficult to follow. So when I heard of the concept of choosing one word to focus on for the year, I loved it! The idea is to decide on a word that represents an area of your life that you would like to enhance this year.

My word for 2013 is presence. My goal is to increase the time I’m truly present in the moment – not worrying about the future or ruminating about the past. I will especially try to do this when I’m with my husband and kids.

To help me remember my word throughout the year, I have put this quote from Lao Tzu on the bulletin board by my desk.
"If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present."

-- Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)

What is your word for 2013?


Catie Morrison said...

What a fantastic concept! Congratulations. I've been trying to figure out what my word will be. After considering "balance", "growth" and "health" I've settled on "flourishing". If I were to be a smarty pants I might have opted for that lovely ancient Greek word "eudaimonia" which encapsulates the concept of human flourishing, but it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue! Or maybe it does ... hmm ... more considering to be done here, methinks.

Kathy Slattengren said...

I hope you experience much flourishing in 2013!

Vegelicious said...

thank you for letting us know this wonderful concept!!!

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