Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Word of the Year ...

Sometimes the moments or things that just "happen" in our life are the ones that have the most impact.

I read Layla's post on her Word for 2012 and I thought ... oh, that's a good idea, but I don't have the time or energy to think of a word for myself.  I let it go after that.

I had been noticing posts from other bloggers with their Words but I really had no intention to come up with a word for myself.

I know I want change in 2012, I know I want to be more creative and accomplished this year but I don't need a Word for that ... Do I?

Monday night our internet kept acting up and I decided I really wanted to do something creative.  So I decided to whip up a little sign, nothing special, more of a quick little project.  I had a piece of wood that already had a base coat of paint on it so I thought I would use it.  I painted a word on the sign, once the paint was dry I distressed it (a little too much if I do say so myself) and then I gave it a coat of clear wax.  Then I put the sign on the kitchen counter where it stayed until tonight.  I looked at the sign from a distance and  felt the white lettering was too bright so I decided to tone it down with some dark wax, then I took a quick pic with my iPhone and I sat back down. Yes, I'm a little slow to "get it" some times.  I glanced back at the sign and realized ... OMG!!! That's my word.  Little ol me has a WORD!  I belong!  I'm not lost.  What is my word ... INSPIRE.  What better way to achieve all that I want.

I was INSPIRED by all of you to actually wake up and participate in this Party!
I hope to INSPIRE others by achieving my creative and physical goals this year.
I am INSPIRED by so many amazing women, and this year I will acknowledge each and every one.

I'm INSPIRED to take better Pictures! (grin)

I'm linking up to


ter@waaoms said...

what a great word! I hope 2012 will be a year full of inspiring and being inspired!

I wrote about my word of the year on my blog if you wish to read about it! :)

Claire said...

Love your word!-I am your newest follower from Layla's party-Stop by for a visit!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your word Jo. I am totally with you. When I was teaching college, I used to have students do an exercise with me...write your own tombstone. THe general idea is that you examine what legacy you want to leave behind and then you start living it today. On my tombstone I wrote - "Here lies Kathy. She was a huge inspiration to many." I'm working on it! :)
Kathy van Gogh