There’s a lot of chatter in blog land and cyberspace about the ONE WORD movement. I’ve heard it mentioned in passing and I’ve read about it on blogs like this one. It’s a great concept. And I’ve been pondering this idea since way before Christmas. Thinking. Listening inside myself. Searching. Soul searching. To find that ONE special word that could be my mantra for 2012.
There are just so many words that could be the ONE. I’ve lived with each of them in my mind for a few hours, a day, even a few days to see how they fit. If they could be the ONE. The ONE WORD I could focus on this year. This was not an easy thing for me to do. None of the words I considered at first seemed quite right. No, they needed to be better than “quite right.” I needed to find the ONE WORD that is perfect for me.
And I think I’ve found it. Or rather, that ONE WORD finally found ME.
My ONE WORD for 2012 is:
- A view or vista.
- A mental view or outlook.
- The relationship of aspects of a subject to each other and to a whole.
- Subjective evaluation of relative significance.
- A point of view.
- The ability to perceive things in their actual interrelations or comparative importance.
I truly want (need) to keep everything in my life in perspective. On a daily basis (no, make that an hourly basis) I need to decide and choose what is really important — what truly matters in my life — and prioritize. And keep things in perspective.
I’m sure this will be easier said than done.
But isn’t that what having ONE WORD is all about? I believe it is about choosing to commit to focusing on the meaning of that ONE WORD and all it implies for the rest of 2012. And that’s exactly what I intend to do.
So….do you have ONE WORD? And if so, what is it? Inquiring minds (well, at least mine) want to know. Please share. I love reading the comments you leave. And there haven’t been too many comments lately, although I’ve enjoyed reading the ones you have left. (Seriously!) So even though my blog doesn’t tend to generate many comments, I’ll keep that all in perspective. It’s not the quantity — but the QUALITY. And all you good people who have left comments have that in spades.