One of my favorite things about New Year's is choosing a theme word for the upcoming year. Last year's was "integrity" -- think I did a halfway decent job of letting that one guide me through a very splintered 2012. This year: "grace." I like it already.
I was immediately captivated by this idea and started thinking hard. I think my word in 2011 was "steadfast" as I continued my journey back to health. In 2012, I think my word must have been "gratitude," because that's truly what I felt the most.
And now here we are on the second day of the New Year, which is actually the real beginning of the New Year for me because my kids went back to school this morning (yesssss), and I think my word for 2013 is "Listening."
To my body, to what the world wants me to be, to my still small voice, to those around me, to things unsaid. To the winds of change and the often unnoticed (by me) rhythms of nature. Just listening, in stillness and calm and love.
What's your word for 2013?