"Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny." ~ Unknown
I do love words, probably more than I should. It is that part of me that enjoys defining things, creating boundaries and edges to things I can't see but only feel. Last year I had this quote on my blog for nearly the entire year:
"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked pensively. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." ~ Trina Paulus, Hope for the Flowers
Evolve was my word for 2011. With the blog still being fairly new, and with the discovery of other blogs giving me daily inspiration, I felt change already happening within. I felt that 2011 was going to be about redefining myself, and it was more than I could have ever hoped for. And as if the universe had one last push for me, the last quarter of 2011 brought about the selling of our house, opening the door to pursue our dream of moving to the mountains.
So, for 2012, Open is what I have chosen. With my eyes, heart, and mind wide open-- this is how I want to receive 2012. With release of expectations, surrender of control, and the squelching of fear, I want to accept whatever this year has to offer. And I want to enjoy the ride!! I want to breathe in the adventure that awaits, and I want to acknowledge that these moments are not just countless minutes passing by, but the infusion of life into long awaited dreams.
And now a gift for you to help kick off the new year. Last year, through Soule Mama, I discovered the Moon Phase Calendar. I ADORE this calendar and know you will too. The winner will receive the black and white 2012 calendar. To enter, just leave a comment below, maybe telling me what your word is for the year :). If you want one additional chance, you can blog or post on Facebook or Twitter. I will randomly choose a winner next Monday January 9.
Postings again may be sparse this week as I continue to nurse my girl (104 temp!), begin the arduous task of packing, and try to catch up on your spaces. Cheers to you!!!