Happy New year beautiful people!
Well my friends, it is a New Year, and what a great way to begin our year with a collaboration. For this one, we are using the anaphora –
What I love about this open ended topic is that we can write endlessly from any point of our lives. I can write a stream of consciousness without stopping. No rules! Add your lines in the comments, and I will put them together to make a group poem. No deadline…write what makes your heart sing. What ambitions, hopes, dreams, goals do you have for this bright beautiful year? Will you make more memories with your loved ones? savor time? Take some chances or risks?
I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR!!!
Here’s one of my contributions:
to be of the earth,
let it nourish you
soak its sweetness in your bones
To be of the water
Let it drop on your tongue
And quench your insatiable thirst
To gather around the fire
Let family and friends
Warm your heart and soul
to fill your lungs
breathe in mindfulness
Let out peace
To just be…
Namaste my friends,
and have a peaceful, joyous New Year.
Every year I choose one word to guide me throughout the year. It’s easier to remember one word than a slew of resolutions that I will probably break. With age, comes wisdom. Don’t get me wrong, I still set goals in each of the categories, family, career, health, etc., but the one word gives me a more centralized focus. I’m more apt to make my goals if I am specific, clear and realistic. I like moving forward; and this provides the perfect opportunity for me.
My word this year is GRATITUDE. I have been given so much. I must never forget that I have been blessed beyond measure, and that when something doesn’t go well, it’s a minor bump.
In my classroom, we have two days a week where we pick a word to focus on for the day. What’s nice about this is that it does keep goals clear for the kids. They are only 7, but they can remember words like respect and responsible and caring and outstanding. What if everything I did in my day was OUTSTANDING? Can you imagine the day you would have?
I passed by a quote the other day, I wish I would have written it down or gotten the author’s name, but it was something like this: Live as if everything is rigged in your favor. How positive is that?
And now, if every day is lived in pure Gratitude, anything new that I receive will be like frosting, right?
Happy New Year my dear friends, and may your day be filled with much joy and exciting adventures!