See that cute little necklace around my neck? My husband bought that for me on Etsy for my 40th birthday. It has one simple word that I chose as “my word” for 2011. Shift.
Maybe it was turning 40 and feeling a shift in my desires. Maybe it was watching my husband struggle in the hospital for every last bit of air that I take in so freely. Maybe it was watching my daughters shift from toddlers, to kids, to current young ladies (sOMe days anyway). Maybe it was an intense year long Advanced Studies Yoga Program that drew me to the word SHIFT. Or maybe it’s just noticing a life lived, taking the information, and realizing there is more than one way to look at things.
This word is a reminder for me to “shift” my perspective. To take a look at situations from a different view point and see if the situation remains the same. I did just that this weekend as I was writing out my “to do” lists. Instead of “to do’s”…….I decided to randomly write “to enjoys” instead. The list was the same…..laundry, grocery shopping, etc – but my perspective was different. Could I really enjoy doing laundry? Do I even want to ? Chores were the same, but a simple reminder brought me back to enjoying each and every mOMent, even if it’s just enjoying laundry….after all….shift happens.