Many of you are familiar with the "One Little Word" concept. It's basically selecting a word to carry through the year with you. It's not a resolution or a commitment. It's not a plan of things to do or to avoid. It is simply a representation of an idea you want to visit from time to time and see how it appears in your life. Perhaps how it inspires you or surprises you.
I've chosen a word a couple of times over the past decade and honestly, I usually forget them or abandon them by March. So I haven't really connected with the concept in a meaningful way. However, this year, I feel like a word selected me. It sounds odd, but I was thinking about whether I should bother with this idea again (it's been a few years since I even considered it.) And while I was considering the obvious choices like... endure or persevere (we did just survive 2020!) My thinking settled on how little control we really have over life and many of the events that impact us. Feeling exhausted and worn out, I wanted a word that was the opposite of how I was feeling.
And then it hit me. I can't control much of anything in life, but I can CHOOSE how I respond, what I learn and which direction I go. I can CHOOSE to be bitter and sad, or I can CHOOSE to learn a lesson and embrace a new idea. I can CHOOSE to feel sorry for myself or I can turn to my friends and experience the love and support that is always being offered to me. I can CHOOSE to move onward rather than quitting. It's not going to be easy (when has it ever been?) but I CHOOSE how to react.
So this year I am going to remind myself daily that it's up to me to CHOOSE my attitude, my actions and my experiences.
Best wishes and lots of love to each of you for 2021!
Also, please note the following...
Go HERE to see more about the One Little Word concept.
Go HERE to sign up for my newsletter (I might actually write one this year!)
Go HERE to download the free patterns that you want (some of them will be going away soon.)
Go HERE to book a virtual or real life visit for your guild.
Go HERE to shop and use the code ZOOM 2020 to save 20% for a limited time.