Friday, January 20, 2012

Settling on One Little Word.....

Howdy, y'all!!!  Hear that good ol' West Texas twang in my voice?!?!?  If you can't, then you must be deaf!  (No offense to those who are deaf....maybe that was not very PC of me.....)

Having a lovely day here!  The weather is phenomenal - especially considering that it is mid-January.  The high soared above 80 today, with lots of beautiful sunshine.  I was outside in a 3/4-sleeve cardigan this morning at 10:00 and it felt terrific!

As the beautiful weather lifts my spirit, it also makes me antsy - eager to get out and get going on a project in the yard, or something like that.  I feel like I really need to be "working" on something other than "work".  (If that even makes any sense....)

So, I've done what I needed to get done for the job.....

And, now I'm allowing my mind to just contemplate.....this and that.....but, mostly I'm thinking on what I would like to accomplish this year.  Yep, still working on those "Goals for 2012".  I guess we're going to get halfway through the year before I get done with 'em.

 And, one word keeps coming to mind.....

You know, "Act" as in -
Get up and move (hopefully, in a forward direction!); 

Take action; 

Make it happen; 

"Just Do It!!!"

I can sit here and make plans and set goals all day long, every day.....but, if I don't take action, nothing is going to happen.  It all hinges upon me getting off my rear and just doing it already!  I can't "accomplish" (one of those other words I've been testing out the last couple of weeks), if I don't first "ACT".

So, I guess that is going to be my Word for 2012....for my spiritual walk, my relationships, my work, my health.  All areas of my Life require me to simply ACT to get the ball rolling.

I wish I could find a pretty, glittery graphic to illustrate my word....put it over there in my sidebar as a reminder.  Maybe I will at some point.  But, for now, it is enough that I have identified the word and grasped the necessity to imprint it upon my mind.

Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing if the conscious decision to focus on a word for a year will help me to make changes for the better.

How 'bout you?  Are you claiming a word for 2012?  If so, I would love to hear about it. 


  1. Great word to claim for yourself! You've made me thing about a word I should choose. Right now, I'm wishing we had some of your 80 degree temperature!

    1. Oh, Paula, a cold front has moved through this evening. When I took the dogs out a few minutes, I could feel the temperature dropping as I stood there. Warm weather like this is just a tease for us!

  2. I have a love/hate relationship with that word because I know I "should" act, yet, like you, I'd need to get off my hiney and make a move. I think I'll wait and see how it goes for you before I make my move.

  3. Okay, Ellen. I will be the guinea pig and give it a run. Keep ya posted!

  4. Enjoying your blog. My word is 13 for a little diddy with 13 words that will make me take action too. Is that cheating? hmmmmm.


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