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Saturday, January 2

Rejuvenating the soul


Inspire. Strengthen. Excite. Restore. Rejuvenate. Vitalize. Good words, aren't they? Oh, how I love these... even the way they sound. And, how insightful it was coming up with a new word to motivate me through the year ahead. As previously mentioned, last year's was Radiant — an apt word for 2015, inviting me to pause and consider when I was rising to the occasion and when not.

This year, after going through Susannah Conway's Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook and having read her own ruminations of the year past, I've chosen the word, INVIGORATE! It's exciting wondering how it might unfold in my life and for those around me.

Finding one's own word for the year necessitates asking questions beyond knowing what's definitely happening in the next 12 months. What do you hope to happen? What dreams would you like to nurture? What areas need support? What needs developing in oneself? What does your heart need? And so on. The end goal, of course, is not to promote yourself above all others but, as I like to think of it at least, to live more in tune with who you are when (if) unencumbered by the cares of this world. When we are true to our calling, as it were, we're bound to have a more effective life, affecting those around us in a healthy way too.

With all that said, funnily enough and quite unexpectedly, Alexandra also settled on the same word, each of us having arrived at it independent of one other. How thrilling! Quite fun too. So, does that mean anything? I don't know. We shall see!
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  1. invigorate - sounds like a great word. somehow I thought about traveling when I read the word. no word for me as I'm not quite sure what I want to do.

    anyway, I hope your new year is full of energy and strength and whatever else you need. happy new year.

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  2. Invigorate is truly a good word. As both you and Alexandra came up with the same word, you must definately be soul mates as well. No word this year, but do feel that something creative is bubbling up inside me but not quite sure what yet. I probably just need to let it surface without too much thought and see where it takes me.

    A happy and blessed New Year to both you and Alexandra.

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    1. Well, that's exciting Linda. I'm looking forward to seeing what transpires for oyu there on the creative front!

      Yes, the course does give you a list of about 60-70 words so that narrows it down some but even then one does not have to choose a word for the suggestions. Still, even with that many, funny we chose the same word I think. I think we do tend to be on the same wavelength almost all the time. Helps too. :) Thank you for popping by. Hope your new year is fab.

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  3. I love Alexandra's photo, it is uncanny how much you two have in common, and that is a great word!

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    1. I know. Isn't it great?! I taught her everything she knows... :)

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  4. Wow, you both came up with the same word? You are meant to be together for sure. Awesome word by the way. I look forward to the invigorating prompts for CT...I think. LOL

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    1. I think? Ha. Well there were about 70 words for suggestion on the sheet so that narrowed it down some but, still, quite amazing with all those words to end up with the same ones.

      I think YOU, in particular, Tracy, are going to love the next theme. It is SO up your alley. :)

      Right, I need to get cracking on my stained glass (pun intended)! :)

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  5. A great word for the new year, Michael and Alexandra! I must get cracking on my word for the year. Thank you so much for your support through the years..it means so much to me. I am wishing you both all the best for a happy, healthy, peaceful and super creative new year. What a complete blessing for us that you are both such talented creative people who share your wonderful work with us all!

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  6. thank you so much, Shirley for visiting. Wow. Supporting your talent comes naturally, of course. Wishing you every success in the year ahead.

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  7. Love your choice of word and how wonderful that you both came up with the same word :) My word for the year is intentional - as I need to be to achieve all my dreams. Happy New Year to you both!

    Helen x

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    1. Thank you, Helen. Intentional is a great word as well! HNY!

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