2013 was such a blissful year. It left me feeling like I didn’t want to let go.
I wanted to take all of the best things and bunch them up in a ball and carry them with me into the new year.
So when I tried to come up with my word for 2014, I had so many words and ideas floating around, that I could not make up my mind and choose just one word.
I have learned in the years since I started my business, that I tend to over-do. 2013 was my year that I stepped back, started saying no, and allowed more time for myself, my friends and family and everything I love.
But I still felt I wasn’t soaking in all of that joy and goodness.
When I looked back at it all, I didn’t want to let go. Yet it all flew by so fast. Too fast.
So I scribbled all of the words circling in my head, listened to Eckhart Tolle’s book A New Earth and painted my heart out.
And soon the same idea kept finding its way back into my mind.
It reminded me of one of my favorite quotes from Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray Love, “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day.”
My word for 2013 was bliss. And since I didn’t want to let that go, I realized I didn’t have to and kept it as my word for 2014.
But I also added to it mindfullness, stillness, and giving back, remembering that it is not just my actions and do-ing that speaks, but also my pure presence every day.
And that is what I long for most in the new year… to just be.
Thank you again (and again) for your continued support and kindness. If you have a word or blissful idea for 2014, I’d love to know!
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pps. I’m also currently listening to the audio book for Elizabeth Gilbert‘s latest book, The Signature of All Things, and, it too, is quite wonderful.