My word for 2008
Sunday, December 30, 2007
My friend sent me a link to a blog that talks about choosing a word to guide actions in 2008 rather than an action. The blog includes a list of potential words and a "for instance", you might look at the clutter around you and decide the word should be release to allow yourself to deal with clutter and excess weight. (Really, read the original - it is much better than my paraphrasing).
I thought that word would be good for me since I really want to deal with the clutter I have created in my home and body. I also liked the word health since I certainly want to continue a path to improved health. Then it hit me, my word for 2008 is "self-love" . I am working on my food and exercise habits as an extension of my desire to treat my body with respect and love. I am dealing with my clutter problems because of my desire to treat myself with enough respect and love to have a pleasant environment to live in and create in. "Self-love" was not a concept taught to me as a child but after 1/2 a century I realize that #1. it is a requirement for me to accomplish anything in life - even to truly care for others and #2. I am totally deserving of that love!