I really like this idea of choosing a word for the New Year, rather than a resolution.

It didn’t really take me long (surprisingly) to come up with mine.

My word for 2014 was inspired by the following quote…

This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words in in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body. -Walt Whitman

I want to be “open.” Open to learning. Open to sharing. Open to change. I no longer want go through life in tunnel vision. Removing the blinders. Tuning into my senses. Listening to others. And hopefully loving deeper and bigger as a result.

A little late, but happy New Year blessings from our home to yours!



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