“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin My word for 2017 is RELEASE, an unfurling of sorts. After the election this past November, and eating lots of sugar (which I normally don’t like), I worked my way
These cycles of the Monarch were captured by me on a recent trip to New Orleans. Evidence of life and its rhythms and cycles ever surrounds us. As I contemplate the passing of 2015, my place in the rhythm of my own life, and all that awaits in 2016, I see the color green.
Happy New Year all you Joy Journal participants! I can’t wait to see what word you picked for the new year. I’m a bit of a Latin nerd, so I chose the word Vita which means life or way of life. I found this word to be perfectly appropriate after the molasses-pour year I had
Vita: life, way of life. Life, it is precious. I have been ruminating over this word as I feel that 2013 will be very lively, life-filled, life-giving. But it has a deeper meaning today as we pray for the life of a dear family member. She is in ICU in critical condition, her life on the
Choosing a word as a theme for the coming year has become a tradition for me. I have found that for each word chosen, the year has unfolded with a deep tie to it’s meaning. This past week I have been rolling around ideas, but the word, HONOR, envelops all the other choices. Honor (verb):
Happy New Year, everyone! Ready for the 2011 word reveal? My word for 2011: Movere (/moˈweː.re/) Latin meaning to move| stir| agitate| affect| provoke| arouse; [movere se => dance] Yes, I’m a nerd. I love Latin. I love knowing the meaning behind the words that we use regularly each day. Having hiked to the top of
What’s your 2011 word of the year? I’ve had a difficult time picking one word. Some ideas: confront vision focus expand movement sail For 2010, I chose UNSAFE. Strange choice, but it was perfect for my year. My husband and I made intentional changes in how we approach life. The easiest summary, we made ourselves