Each year I wait, and each year it happens. A word comes along that I know will guide me through the coming year. And, usually, it comes through a phrase that I use as a mantra throughout the year.
2013: Nothing Without JOY
2014: Live ALOHA
2015: Life is about BALANCE
2016: Concentrate the mind on the present MOMENT
I was playing around with words throughout December. Created a Pinterest board. Read quotes I had earlier pinned. No word, no phrase really jumped out at me.
But I was patient.
For a while, I thought my word would be enjoy. But the word never really settled in my soul. I want to enjoy my life now, the people in it, the fun things we are doing. But still, it seemed a little frivolous.
But I was patient and kept looking.
And then this meme came across my Facebook timeline:
And one word jumped out at me: APPRECIATE
And, as always, I looked up the word:
These were things I wanted to bring to my life in 2018.
Oh. And I did find a quote