Stephen and I spent a few precious minutes yesterday contemplating words that we want to make our reality this year. We want to manifest these words all over our (God willing) 365 coming days like sweet sticky fingerprints.
Our plan, if you want to call it that, is to write these words all over our hearts and then spend this year on a treasure hunt to find them hidden in the pages of each day. And if they don't seem to be there, we will write them in the margins, IN PEN. Because though it might not seem like it, I know they really are there, they need to be there.
These are our words, at least the start of them anyways. We are hunting gentleness, gratefulness, generosity, and joy. We are seeking fun, enjoyment, laughter, and love.
This truly will be our year.
No matter what comes, no matter the darkness that might be hidden in the next chapter, this will be our year. I feel a bit like a boxer coming out of a corner. A hard lonely bloody corner, and I am ready to go. Ready to make this, and every year after, our year.
Our year to find the pleasure in living this grand old life; living it with eyes and arms wide open.
So, how about you? What will your words be for 2013? Maybe they are quiet words like rest or breathe? Maybe they are loud words like celebrate? It is ok. Just let this be your year, too.