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I Want to Feel Full

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Every new year I pick a word as a way of setting an “intention.” There are so many good ones...kindness, gentleness, tenderness, adventure... I have not decided what my 2020 word is yet, but today I am reflecting on the word FULL.

I want to feel full these days. I am not talking about full of food—for me the word ‘enough’ is a better food word. But that’s another story.

Right now what FULL means is my desire to take in the richness of my days. I want to ‘take in’ the joy that each of my family members provide me, the earnestness of the pets that surround me, the beauty of most days—no matter what the weather there is something to take in about them. I want to appreciate the work I do both as a helping person, but also as a home maker and volunteer. And I want to reach out to strangers and connect in ways I know so most encounters end up with camaraderie. I want to see life in ways that surprise me. At the bottom of this is perhaps my not wanting to take a minute of life for granted.

So perhaps FULL is the word. But in the meantime I’m going to give myself another ‘full’ day to consider that. What fun!

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