Today I have been thinking about the words that we choose for ourselves to guide us through the year and a thought came to me that I am not sure about. Many of the women that I worked with on Tuesday chose words like acceptance and peace. They are soft quiet words that I may have chosen a few years ago. For the past seveal years, I have been on a journey and as I went through the many phases of that journey I think I too would have chosen quiet words. Althought I feel life is always a journey, I feel much more settled now. I like where I am in my life and although I hope my journey takes me on many more unexpected twists and turns emotionally I feel settled and grounded. Once I reached this state of mind I wanted to experience more excitement in my life, so for my 2010 word I chose Sparkle. So what I keep wondering is, " Do you first have to feel peace and acceptance within yourself before you can sparkle?" What do you think?