What’s Your Word for 2014?

Cat 243 Doverby Mary Jo

With 2013 almost over and 2014 about to dance in, I'd like to suggest an exercise I've blogged about before. That is, to choose a word that encompasses our hopes and desires for the year ahead.  

I chose "Focus" for this past year–and was so busy running in different directions that I didn't get around to focusing better. <G>  Maybe I should try this again for 2014!  

But maybe I should try a broader goal.  "Balance," perhaps.  Yes, I like the idea of Balance–finding the optimum point between working and enjoying life.

Pond liliesPatience
Joy
Productive
Self
Limitless
Serenity
Abundance
Create
Release
Explore
Dare

 


What other words would you suggest as a theme for the upcoming year?

Some of you will have done this exercise for 2013.  How did you do with your word for 2013?  Will you continue with it, or would you rather change to a different word?

Mountain mistsEven if you don't want to choose a particular word, it's nice to take the time to think about where we are…

And where we'd like to be.

Have a healthy, prosperous 2014–

Mary Jo

 

60 thoughts on “What’s Your Word for 2014?”

  1. You mentioned balance. I worked at that a few years back, but a friend told me that balance was about stasis. He said that he tried for harmony, in several senses. He said he liked promoting agreement about friends and family. But what he liked most was to be the accompaniment of life, hearing and blending in with the melody of life, which changes and evolves. So for this year, I chose harmony.

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  2. You mentioned balance. I worked at that a few years back, but a friend told me that balance was about stasis. He said that he tried for harmony, in several senses. He said he liked promoting agreement about friends and family. But what he liked most was to be the accompaniment of life, hearing and blending in with the melody of life, which changes and evolves. So for this year, I chose harmony.

    Reply
  3. You mentioned balance. I worked at that a few years back, but a friend told me that balance was about stasis. He said that he tried for harmony, in several senses. He said he liked promoting agreement about friends and family. But what he liked most was to be the accompaniment of life, hearing and blending in with the melody of life, which changes and evolves. So for this year, I chose harmony.

    Reply
  4. You mentioned balance. I worked at that a few years back, but a friend told me that balance was about stasis. He said that he tried for harmony, in several senses. He said he liked promoting agreement about friends and family. But what he liked most was to be the accompaniment of life, hearing and blending in with the melody of life, which changes and evolves. So for this year, I chose harmony.

    Reply
  5. You mentioned balance. I worked at that a few years back, but a friend told me that balance was about stasis. He said that he tried for harmony, in several senses. He said he liked promoting agreement about friends and family. But what he liked most was to be the accompaniment of life, hearing and blending in with the melody of life, which changes and evolves. So for this year, I chose harmony.

    Reply
  6. What about Passion? I find that as we get older it is difficult to maintain the depth of feeling of our younger years.
    While this can save us a lot of pain, the flattening of enjoyment is not a good thing. We need to consciously maintain and seek out new passions (in the broadest sense).

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  7. What about Passion? I find that as we get older it is difficult to maintain the depth of feeling of our younger years.
    While this can save us a lot of pain, the flattening of enjoyment is not a good thing. We need to consciously maintain and seek out new passions (in the broadest sense).

    Reply
  8. What about Passion? I find that as we get older it is difficult to maintain the depth of feeling of our younger years.
    While this can save us a lot of pain, the flattening of enjoyment is not a good thing. We need to consciously maintain and seek out new passions (in the broadest sense).

    Reply
  9. What about Passion? I find that as we get older it is difficult to maintain the depth of feeling of our younger years.
    While this can save us a lot of pain, the flattening of enjoyment is not a good thing. We need to consciously maintain and seek out new passions (in the broadest sense).

    Reply
  10. What about Passion? I find that as we get older it is difficult to maintain the depth of feeling of our younger years.
    While this can save us a lot of pain, the flattening of enjoyment is not a good thing. We need to consciously maintain and seek out new passions (in the broadest sense).

    Reply
  11. Lovely post, Mary Jo.
    I seldom remember to stop and think of the overall picture and overall goals.
    Thank you for this thoughtful reminder.

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  12. Lovely post, Mary Jo.
    I seldom remember to stop and think of the overall picture and overall goals.
    Thank you for this thoughtful reminder.

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  13. Lovely post, Mary Jo.
    I seldom remember to stop and think of the overall picture and overall goals.
    Thank you for this thoughtful reminder.

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  14. Lovely post, Mary Jo.
    I seldom remember to stop and think of the overall picture and overall goals.
    Thank you for this thoughtful reminder.

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  15. Lovely post, Mary Jo.
    I seldom remember to stop and think of the overall picture and overall goals.
    Thank you for this thoughtful reminder.

    Reply
  16. Laura–
    We’re all so busy these days that I think we really need to be reminded to stop and contemplate! A good word that resonates can be written on post it notes and scattered around a bit to remind us in the upcoming months. *G*

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  17. Laura–
    We’re all so busy these days that I think we really need to be reminded to stop and contemplate! A good word that resonates can be written on post it notes and scattered around a bit to remind us in the upcoming months. *G*

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  18. Laura–
    We’re all so busy these days that I think we really need to be reminded to stop and contemplate! A good word that resonates can be written on post it notes and scattered around a bit to remind us in the upcoming months. *G*

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  19. Laura–
    We’re all so busy these days that I think we really need to be reminded to stop and contemplate! A good word that resonates can be written on post it notes and scattered around a bit to remind us in the upcoming months. *G*

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  20. Laura–
    We’re all so busy these days that I think we really need to be reminded to stop and contemplate! A good word that resonates can be written on post it notes and scattered around a bit to remind us in the upcoming months. *G*

    Reply
  21. That’s a good one, Janice. I try to list things I’m grateful for in my journal from time to time. It’s most helpful when I’ve had a really rotten day. Somehow the listing of things I’m grateful for always gets me back into balance.

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  22. That’s a good one, Janice. I try to list things I’m grateful for in my journal from time to time. It’s most helpful when I’ve had a really rotten day. Somehow the listing of things I’m grateful for always gets me back into balance.

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  23. That’s a good one, Janice. I try to list things I’m grateful for in my journal from time to time. It’s most helpful when I’ve had a really rotten day. Somehow the listing of things I’m grateful for always gets me back into balance.

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  24. That’s a good one, Janice. I try to list things I’m grateful for in my journal from time to time. It’s most helpful when I’ve had a really rotten day. Somehow the listing of things I’m grateful for always gets me back into balance.

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  25. That’s a good one, Janice. I try to list things I’m grateful for in my journal from time to time. It’s most helpful when I’ve had a really rotten day. Somehow the listing of things I’m grateful for always gets me back into balance.

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  26. That’s a good idea, Anne – writing it down. I kept a diary for a while but I eventually threw it out because I was afraid, I guess, that someone in it would eventually see it. Big mistake. I still think it was a good idea to throw it out – it was so self-indulgent and drama queenish – and it contained some embarrassing misjudgments of people and events too! – but I wish now I’d made some notes of people and places first.

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  27. That’s a good idea, Anne – writing it down. I kept a diary for a while but I eventually threw it out because I was afraid, I guess, that someone in it would eventually see it. Big mistake. I still think it was a good idea to throw it out – it was so self-indulgent and drama queenish – and it contained some embarrassing misjudgments of people and events too! – but I wish now I’d made some notes of people and places first.

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  28. That’s a good idea, Anne – writing it down. I kept a diary for a while but I eventually threw it out because I was afraid, I guess, that someone in it would eventually see it. Big mistake. I still think it was a good idea to throw it out – it was so self-indulgent and drama queenish – and it contained some embarrassing misjudgments of people and events too! – but I wish now I’d made some notes of people and places first.

    Reply
  29. That’s a good idea, Anne – writing it down. I kept a diary for a while but I eventually threw it out because I was afraid, I guess, that someone in it would eventually see it. Big mistake. I still think it was a good idea to throw it out – it was so self-indulgent and drama queenish – and it contained some embarrassing misjudgments of people and events too! – but I wish now I’d made some notes of people and places first.

    Reply
  30. That’s a good idea, Anne – writing it down. I kept a diary for a while but I eventually threw it out because I was afraid, I guess, that someone in it would eventually see it. Big mistake. I still think it was a good idea to throw it out – it was so self-indulgent and drama queenish – and it contained some embarrassing misjudgments of people and events too! – but I wish now I’d made some notes of people and places first.

    Reply

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