Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's a New Dawn

It's a New Day


Two years ago, I followed Ali Edwards' lead and came up with One Little Word to inspire me over the course of the year. From her blog:

Essentially the idea is to choose a word (or let it choose you) that has the potential to make an impact on your life.

Maybe you want to invite something or maybe you are hoping to subtract something. Maybe your word will be practical or hopeful or creative or fanciful. Maybe you need a big word, something in-your-face that will challenge you everyday. Maybe you need something smaller and quieter that will whisper gentle tidings as you make your way throughout the year.



Last year, the word chose me. LOVELY. It was a beautiful reminder to find and create lovely in my life, and I have to say that it made a huge impact. As a way to wrap up the year, I'd like to share (again) the video that was my original inspiration for lovely.









As December draws to an end, I would encourage you to think about your hopes and dreams for this next year.
Our first Living. Lovely. challenge for January will be to seek out a vision for your new year,
and find a word that will whisper itself in your ear, day in, day out, as inspiration for living out that vision.

If you are willing to share your word in the comment section of this post,
I will add it to the list I post next Thursday (January 7th).


A vision is not just a picture of what could be;

it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.
~Rosabeth Moss Kanter



14 comments:

Cori said...

I just mentioned that you do this on another blog who is also doing the same "One Word" challenge. My word for the year is Perseverance.

Anonymous said...

DETERMINATION is my word for 2010!

Barb

Deidra said...

I loved those videos!! I am such a big fan of your blog, it gets me thinking and inspires me everytime I visit!! My word for 2010 I think will be is positivity.

Heather K said...

I'm thinking diligence. Or faithfulness. Still weighing the options. I like the faithfulness concept more, but I think what I really need is nose-to-the-grindstone focus and effort.

Heather

steadymom said...

Hi Heidi! My word for 2010 is anticipation....

Jamie

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

such a LOVELY post that I am overwhelmed. Thank you for sharing that video... It has truly inspired me.

Prairie Chick said...

I choose JOY. And am so looking forward to taking, finding and expressing JOY in all circumstances in 2010. Happy New Year, Heidi. I treasure you.

Renee said...

I have tried so hard to find my word...I'll keep thinking/praying and let you know!!

Colleen said...

My word is chocolate.

Ha! :-D

I dunno...I don't think I can choose just one. I was going to say positivity, but gosh and golly, someone else here already said it and, well, you know I have to be unique.

SheilaC said...

I love that so many blogs are taking this one word challenge. I have been spreading the news about it too.

My word is FORGIVE.

Forgive others, and especially forgive myself... I have difficulty doing both...

SheilaC

laura@laurabooz.com said...

I just posted about your One Word inspiration a few days ago! I'm glad that you'll be doing it again.

The word that has chosen me is "Gracious". Mmmm...

Margaret said...

I've popped onto your blog throughout 2009 and love it here. For the coming year, I'll ponder the word: EMBRACE

Thanks for all your LOVELY words and pics.

Aja Jenise said...

My word is RESTORE... it has such a variety of meaning spiritually, emotionally, physically, etc.

Thank you for your continuing inspiration Heidi... I would love to put you on my list of travels. Enjoy your new beginnings in these early days of January.

Aja

Andrea said...

I'm with Heather K. Diligence is my word for the year.