Jan 2
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To begin again such as a conversation…or perhaps a blog *wink*.  To restore or replenish, to revive; reestablish.  Yep, those are the reasons why “Renew” is my word for the year 2013.  Renew has been swirling around in my head for quite some time now which is why it found it way into the honorary “word for the year” slot.

No resolutions, no goals, no MUST DO or else I’ve failed type of set up.  Just a simple word that sets an intention for a way of living…of being.  A word that I incorporate into my daily life.  Previous years words have been “shift” as in a change in my perspective and a new way of looking at every situation, and just last year “yes”.  That word taught me a lot!  I ended up saying yes to adventures I would have otherwise wouldn’t which lead me to creating things that started out like this:

to this:

But mostly “yes” taught me that sometimes what I need to say most of all….is no.  A revelation of sorts that came in a message that when you say “yes” to something……you say “no” to something else.  It’s deciding which something is what you want and which isn’t.

Unlike a die hard goal, or resolution, a word for the year is workable, changeable, adaptable….and dare I say transformative?  There is no “getting there” it’s about “being here”.

“Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind”

Romans 12:1-2

Well, ok then.  I’m in.  What’s your word for the year?