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A Word for 2015

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Choosing a word to represent the year ahead, to define and clarify it, to give purpose and energy to my life plans is such a better option for me than the traditional new year resolutions.

Though resolutions can give purpose and direction, they are mostly about choosing qualities or habits in ourselves that we then make a vow to change. Right?

I don’t have any empirical data at hand, but I’m guessing that many of the gym memberships being purchased right now, may not be being used by February (I’d be one of those); and all the best intentions to clean out the clutter and do a better job with the finances is forgotten soon after (yup, me here too). And then I usually find I’m left with a small pile of recriminations and a few more reasons to feel bad about myself. Yuk.

Choosing a word to guide my year is empowering, and fruitful, and it’s about growth; and I love how it turns my attention away from worrying about whether I will succeed or fail at one of my resolutions, and turns me towards the intention and purpose and action I will take throughout my year ahead.

So, 2015.  Abundance.

I want an abundance of soulful, meaningful connections with friends {old and new}, and plentiful creative projects to sink my thoughts and pen and paint brush into. I want to experience an overflowing feeling of gratitude for all I have and all that comes to me, and an equal feeling of gratitude for all I am able to give. I want to feel blessed with a steady, plentiful income, and to truly feel money’s power for good in my life. Because there is enough. Enough for everyone.

I suggest that sufficiency is precise. Enough is a place you can arrive at and dwell in. So often we think of “abundance” as the point at which we’ll know we’ve really arrived, but abundance continues to be elusive if we think we’ll find it in some excessive amount of something. —Lynne Twist, The Soul of Money

And so, I’m beginning my first week in the year of Abundance! It’s the year of plentiful. The year of giving and receiving to the highest, high C of joy. The year of money moving through my life like a healthy and prosperous river. Here’s to a new adventure!

Do you have a word for 2015? Want to share it with Mabel?

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And, if you’re not familiar with the concept of choosing a Word for your year, here are a couple of  links where you can find out more:

My One Word
Find Your Word for 2015 a free 5-part e-course from Susannah Conway
A Great Post from Christine Kane

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