A few years ago I was struggling with peace. Peace with the grief that nearly swallowed me when I lost my mother. I chose the word Peace to help me focus on striving for peace in that year. I bought a necklace with a charm that had peace written on it. I wore it often and it reminded me of my need for peace. It was a meaningful experience for me and I still think there was some merit in admitting the struggle and making a deliberate effort to change.
This year I chose Live. I wanted to live and not hold back. I wanted to experience life. I think I succeeded. It was an action packed fun year. I tried to to say yes if I could to things the girls wanted to do and not say no because it is easier.
2013 is nearly here. I haven't found a word yet. I considered Joy. I still need some Peace in some aspects of my life. I need Rest. I think all the Living in 2012 has worn me down a bit. It may be as simple as Smile.
Happy New Year my friends.
I am thankful for the wild and at times unruly Preschoolers that I teach everyday. They keep me on my toes, make me laugh, and sometimes make me want to cry--but it's the best job ever and I love each one of them.