I’m a big fan of Christine Kane and have found her wisdom to be absolutely invaluable over the last year. She’s all in favour of ditching traditional New Year’s Resolutions and choosing a ‘Word of the Year‘ instead. Adrian and I decided we too would choose a word of the year and both spent a few days really thinking about it. Happiness, joy, acceptance, patience, wealth, abundance and pleasure were all considered along the way, but after much internal debate, I chose my word.
On New Year’s Eve I asked Adrian if he had chosen his – and what a joy, we both came up with the same word – DELIGHT.
So there was our first moment of delight right there – an affirmation that we are both in tune with each other and both striving for the same thing.
Delight will be our guide and our goal in 2011. Something to strive for, something to seek out, something to offer others. A motto to live by and a focus to get us through the tough times.
I did a journal page on New Year’s Day – the first one I have done in a very long time. I wrote a farewell to 2010, a year full of intense experiences of one kind or another. A year of deep grief and great upheaval, but a year of immense personal growth along the way and I hope I am a better person for it all.
Here’s today’s little moment of delight – the first time the kittens have ever settled and fallen asleep in my office.
Wishing you a wonderful 2011, filled with delight. What would you choose as your word of the year?