Last year I chose a phrase for my word of the year. It was Living Joyfully which has served me well. I looked for joy each day and found it in the most surprising ways. I am not ready to give up that phrase but I have added something to it. This year’s phrase will be Living Joyfully with Courage and Confidence. This was a year of learning about my new life. Next year will be about moving forward with courage and confidence. It will be a time to continue to try new things and to move out of my comfort zone more and more. Writing a book will be just one of the new things that I will tackle with joy, with courage, and with confidence.
I have enjoyed choosing a word of the year. It is something that I can go to when making a decision. Will this (whatever this may be) bring more joy into my life? Does this take courage? If so, how can I do it anyway with confidence? Small questions, just like small steps, can lead to a world filled with adventure and opportunities.
Do you choose a word to act as a touchstone? If not, it may be something that you would like to try this year. If you do, I would love to know what your word is. The best thing about choosing a word is that you can always change it if it does not work for you or if you need to use something else. Living a creative life and creating the life you want to live means you are in charge. What a great way to begin the New Year.
I want to wish everyone a very happy New Year. It will be wonderful to see what exciting adventures 2016 has in store for all of us.
When you share your talent and your dreams with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin!
Create the life you want to live!