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One Word for 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014



An author I follow on Facebook, Oriah Mountain Dreamer, recommended this week that her readers pick one word as a kind of theme or grounding point for the New Year. She also advised that it not be one of the "big" words like love, peace, or hope. She suggested we pick a "little" word, one that is perhaps more personal or more concrete. In that word, she says, is contained all the big words, anyway.

What's your word for the year?

I keep changing my mind about mine. Sometimes I think it is "release," and sometimes I think I'll pick "boundaries." Of course, they're two sides of the same coin, so maybe it doesn't matter. But for now, I'm going with "release." I'm releasing attachments that don't serve me, whether they're relationships, things, or behavior patterns. I'm releasing harsh judgment and other habits of thinking that keep me from being the loving and strong person I want to be. I'm releasing the effort to control stuff that's not mine to control. See, that's where the boundaries come in!

I wish you all the best in 2014. Happy New Year!
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LOSTLIME 1/5/2014 11:49AM

    It is a great concept! Thank you for sharing! I guess my word would be consistency!

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CASSIOEPIA 1/3/2014 10:08PM

    My word is EMBRACE, as in really embracing the blessings in my life and not just acknowledging them and letting them pass by.

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GETULLY 1/3/2014 12:24PM

    I so love her books! Re-reading them constantly. Your start to the year is fabulous. I will have to think of a small word for me.

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LINDAK25 1/2/2014 10:51PM

    Now there's a thought--and there are so many good words. I like yours. Mine would be breathe.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/2/2014 4:22PM

    thatīs a good word,release.weel thought out. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2014TODAY 1/2/2014 6:43AM

    emoticon
My word is 'centered'.

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ARTJAC 1/2/2014 1:03AM

    YOU TOO

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CATLOVER110 1/1/2014 9:19PM

    Best wishes for your new year of release!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/1/2014 9:15PM

    gratitude

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MOVEITMARY 1/1/2014 7:54PM

    My word is "CAN".

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SPEEDY143 1/1/2014 5:50PM

    emoticon "release" short for Let it go, let it go, let it go emoticon

I let 2013 go so 2014 will be "Breath" for me emoticon a big cleansing breath always brings me peace emoticon

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PIGGYWAY 1/1/2014 4:13PM

  RELEAVE

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AALLEY2 1/1/2014 2:01PM

    "Pickie" Be a picky eater and exerciser emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SERENE-BEAN 1/1/2014 1:42PM

    My word is Movement!

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KAYOTIC 1/1/2014 1:19PM

    Great concept, thanks for finding and sharing it!

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NHEMBERGER 1/1/2014 1:05PM

    Happy New Year!

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LOWCARBRENEE 1/1/2014 1:04PM

    emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 1/1/2014 1:00PM

    I think release is perfect for you for 2014. I'm looking forward to your journey this year in utilizing that concept. Beautiful!

As for me it is definitely Kindness.

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HEALTHY4ME 1/1/2014 12:51PM

    Mine is BALANCE as I need it in all areas of my life.
Happy new year!!!! Have a healthy and happy year!!!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 1/1/2014 12:49PM

    emoticon "Consistent" is my word!!!
emoticon Happy 2014 emoticon

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CFMOSS 1/1/2014 12:47PM

    I like the way that you are interpreting your word, particularly as it allows you to become the person you want to be.

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