It's Thanksgiving night and we have had a wonderful day. We were lucky enough to spend the day with my son and his family. As I get older it seems like each day is a little longer (I am grateful for that) but the years seem to fly by. I don't quite understand it but I accept that is the way life is, at least for me. I treasure each day and each holiday that I get to spend with my family and friends.
For the past several years I have chosen a word for the year. It's been fun and it has helped me to focus on what I wanted to accomplish. This year I chose the word trust. It has proven to be a great word. When you like to control things its not easy to always trust that things will turn out as they should. But, as I have learned to let go this year, I have also learned that a little trust will go a long way. So this week, as I begin to reflect upon the past year and all that I have accomplished, I am also beginning to think about which word I will choose to guide me through 2013. As I think about all of the words that I have to choose from, I am going to give myself time to settle in on the perfect one. I have learned to trust that I don't have to always have the answer to a question right away. If I give myself time and space, the answer will come to me. So in continuing my Friday gratitude practice, the thing that I am most grateful for is that this year I chose the word trust as my word for the year. It helped me to open doors that I didn't even know were closed. Won't you join me in thinking about a word that you would like to use to guide you through 2013? It's really fun and it can be exciting to find out where just one little word can take you.
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