Last year I learned of the practice of choosing a word to guide you and your aspirations in the new year. A creative and intentional road map, a focus tool, if you will. It seemed like a nice idea. And I found several folks engaging and offering tips and encouragement around how to discover a personal word.
Eventually, and after much deliberation, I came up with a few words and concepts that suited me and my situation alright. Elevate, launch, soar, to name a few. Ultimately, none of them stuck. So, I thought I would make a whole hearted attempt at finding my word again this year.
After all, I am a bit of a wordsmith. I mean, how hard can it be to choose one?
This year, I was pleasantly surprised to unearth my word with little to no effort. Effortless. That’s not the word but it does describe how graceful and easy it was to navigate the process of finding my word. It came in an instant, like a flash. I didn’t even have to think. For me, this word rings so true and resonates with the progress, inspiration and aspirations I have for this year. Flourish. Yup, it’s that simple.
My word for 2011 is F L O U R I S H!!!
As in: Blossom, bloom, thrive, prosper, etc…
Perhaps, your word has been floating around in your heart and head for sometime now and you’ve had no context to place it in. Perhaps, you have no clue what your word is or will be. In either case, in joy, this should get you started.
One Love, walk good, practicing flourish…