Monday, January 5, 2015

Embrace


That's it. That's my word. Embrace.  Do y'all have a word for 2015 yet? I've spent years reading other blogs and all the women with their 'word' for the year- I've yet to join the trend. A secret about me- I'm always late. Appointments, self imposed deadlines, trends- always late. With trends, I'm a bit slow to warm to new ideas. I have to 'sit' with a thought or new decor idea for a while before I decide to jump on the bandwagon. So, this year, 2015,  I'm joining the 'word of the year' trend- better late than never I suppose.





Why now? Well, this winter I REALLY need this word. Dreary winters always take such a toll on me mentally, so last fall, I began to think of a new way of approaching this winter before it takes a hold of me and pulls me under. Embrace. That word is a big part of my change in perspective. That word is helping me see this season with new eyes. Winter is so beautiful and quiet and serene and rather than closing my eyes really, really tight and holding my breathe till it passes, I'm going in with eyes wide open. I'm excited for the season of hibernation and slow growth. Did I just say excited? Why, yes, yes I did!




How does that look? Lots of small changes around the house. I'm so excited about them all and I'll be doing lots of little posts about them this month. When Christmas came down, winter went up, and an attitude of embracing filled me to the brim. Take a peek at some of my inspiration- check out my 'A Warm And Cozy Winter' Pinterest board....




So, have you picked your word of 2015? Maybe you should. I'd love for you to share your word with me and tell me why it's important to you this year. Penny for your thoughts..........


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17 comments:

  1. Teeheehee....I just love your home...I love that if something stays horizontal a bit too long, it's gonna get a blanket. :o) My (step)sons have learned this - if they sit for longer than a few minutes, I'm likely to cover them with a blanket - whether they think they need it or not, *I* think they do...*GRIN*

    What a wonderful word...embrace. It suggests understanding, but even more - it suggests communion - to me at least. It eliminates isolation, and that's wonderful. excellent choice!

    I have chosen my word to be LESS. I know there are many other words that would imply the meaning, but less just stuck me as the RIGHT one. Less racing, less dependence on stores and finances, less negativity...I want less.

    :o)

    Happy New Year, my New Friend...

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    1. I LOVE your word!!!! Can I have two??? ;) LESS has been my word without even saying it out-loud for a few years now and it's a great word! Enjoy your year of LESS everything my dear!

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  2. Change my word for the year. Changing our finances, changing our diets, changing the amount of stuff we have, changing some prorities. For a lady that like routine and bucks at change I am ready for this!

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    1. Good for you Wendi! We all need to remember that it's never too late for 'change'! You go girl!

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  3. I'm am jumping up and down happy to hear how your attitude is changing in this new season :) "Embrace" sounds like a wonderfully intentional word and I'm loving it and can't wait to see how it plays out for you here! I'm really drawn toward the word ::anchor:: this year... I've been feeling so un-tethered and chicken with my head cut off crazy (and I too am ALWAYS always late...!) But I want to really concentrate on trusting God as my anchor. Anchoring my thoughts in him. Creating a good foundation with which to build on as I grow this year...
    Happy New Year to you girl! Can't wait to be made New together! ♥

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    1. You and your attitude toward winter is a HUGE influence on my 'word'! I'm so grateful for women just like you that have influenced me so positively and with such lasting impact.And I love your word 'anchor'. You will go far my dear!

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  4. I am going with, "contentment" because in my mind I always want things to be another way. My boys are athletic and sometimes I wish they were more intellectuals, my family likes the same foods every week and I wish they were into variety... you get what I mean I'm sure.. Ii is not a very good way to be thankful to God for my life so I want to focus on being content with what is the reality of it all!

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    1. Nori, contentment is an absolutely perfect word for each and every one of us. If we could all master contentment, wow, what a world this could be! LOVE your word!

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  5. I love looking at chic and dainty things like these! I guess I'd be visiting here often then. :D

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  6. If you have read Ann Voskamp's book "one thousand gifts" then you know that my word must be "eucharisteo". It means grace, thanksgiving and joy. I hope to train myself to be thankful in ALL things in order to fully live. Don't we all want to live fully? By the way, you introduced me to Ann Voskamp. Thank you!!

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    1. Awesome word! I have read her book, but, in this warm and cozy winter I'm planning, her book really deserves a re-read! Thanks for the reminder!

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  7. I'm usually pretty late with things, too. Just as you said, I like sitting with something before taking a hold of it and just go go going.

    I did do a word last year, though my commitment and focus to it was different than it will be this year. Although, I haven't announced my word just yet, I did make a small 4th print of my word, which I'll cut out and hang on the wall above my desk! :)

    As for your word. I think it's Great! Embrace....I automatically defa I let to comfort, warmth, being settled and content. So, I hope you gain all of that and more this year 2015! :)

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    1. I have not even thought about printing my word out where I can see it every day- thank you so much for the inspiration........ I'm totally stealing your idea! ;)

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  8. I love "embrace"; it reminds me of mine, "forward"--which encourages me to embrace my "now" and what the Lord is doing in this present season.

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    1. What a wonderful and unexpected word Ginger. Thank you so much for sharing here today- makes my heart so happy!

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  9. I completely understand trying to find a way to 'embrace' winter as I too have always felt like I was always just waiting for winter to be over. In my late 20's I took up skiing as a way to find some enjoyment in the winter. I love the snow and it is quite beautiful but the short days and lack of sunshine were always difficult for me. The last few years have found me enjoying the quiet time that winter affords me, time to stitch, read, make art etc because come spring and summer I am super busy outdoors gardening. I love seeing everyone's word for the year but I have never chosen one either, it seems I have a hard time picking just one.

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