Sunday, January 3, 2010

You gotta start somewhere

I was inspired by my friend, Sue, to choose a word for the year. I'd been thinking a lot about what I wanted my life to be right now while I consider myself in my prime. Reflecting on who I've been, I realized that what I longed for was a keener awareness of my life, for it to have more clear memories of tiny details-the ones that I find more meaningful in the long run. While I think I have led a meaningful life, perhaps through genetics alone, some of the details are lost to me. I tend to be an enthusiastic life participant and in my enthusiasm miss some of the best parts moving forward at such a fast pace. The reality is-I don't want to miss a thing. But, I am hoping that being mindful of what goes on around me, what I choose to do, just being in the moment will create those tiny memorable moments.
So my word of the year is mindful. I'm sure I'll define it many ways, but, I figured a good way to start is with the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary's definition:

Main Entry: mind·ful
Pronunciation: \ˈmīn(d)-fəl\
Function: adjective
Date: 14th century
1 : bearing in mind : aware
2 : inclined to be aware
— mind·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
— mind·ful·ness noun
May it be so.....


  1. Good for you. I can fully appreciate your desire to be mindful. Good luck with your new blog. I'm sure you'll get many followers very quickly.

  2. Did I know about this blog? I clicked on the Beth link in Sue's post, not thinking that it was going to be my little artcricket2.

    Good luck with mindful.