About a week or so ago I was on one of my favorite blogs, Miss Mustard Seed, and her blog was about a having a word of the year.  I was inspired by this and proceeded to talk with Hubby about it.  He agreed and also thought it was a good idea . . . . .  to assign yourself a word of the year to live by.  During our conversation, I immediately came up with Hubby’s word but struggled with mine.  So channeling Dr. Seuss. . . . . .

I thunk and I thunk

and I thunk some more.

I thunk until my thunker was sore.

The word was not coming

It was straining my brain.

When all of a sudden

The word, here it came.

It opened my heart

And opened my ears

It opened my brain

My word of the year.

I’ll use it to love

I’ll use it to hear

I’ll use it to think

This word of the year. 

In case you don’t know, my word in OPEN.  I am starting this year with an OPEN mind to all possibilities.  There are so many things I would like to do in my life that I have not done or have not followed through on.  So I am OPEN to getting more healthy and fit, to renewing my artistic side, to being a better person, friend, mother, wife, sister, etc. and learning to do new things.   

Some are minor and take very little time.  Others may take longer but I’m OPEN to giving them a try. 

When I accomplish any one of these, I will post and let you in on them.

What’s your word of the year?