Every year Ali Edwards encourages us to choose a word for the year.
The word I chose for last year was "Perspective".
Basically it was a reminder for me not to look too closely at life and the children I am rearing and the man I am married to. If you focus up too closely all you will see are the faults, the roughness and the bumps. I needed to take a step back, take a longer term view that even if the people aren't perfect 100% of the time, that doesn't mean I am failing as a wife and mother just that I have unrealistic expectations of me and of the others in my life.
If you step back, zoom all the way out, you lose sight of the roughness of the bark and instead are captivated by the panoramic view and the beauty all around.
Our challenge for this fortnight is up to you:
(1) explain your choice of word for 2009, and it's importance and significance to you OR
(2) choose a new word for 2010, giving your reasons and maybe how you intend to implement it, how you are going to remind yourself of your word etc OR
(3) if choosing a word really doesn't fill you with inspiration then a review of the year that was.
Please remember that we are a journaling challenge blog and submit your journaling typed out as well. You can submit by leaving me a comment or by emailing me Stefanie, " eyeore at telkomsa dot net "
Please note that I respond to comments by visiting your blogs and answering there, or if you have an email address I will email you directly. Many thanks for your input and please keep it coming.