A few years ago I read about the one little word on Ali Edwards' site and many others have started this same tradition, you can see some of the words for 2011 here. My word last year - diligent. Here are the thoughts behind that choice. Although the 2010 started with promise and diligent behavior, without getting too personal, let's just say the last six months have been less than stellar. So I'm looking forward to the new year with optimism and heart. My word for 2011:
} execute some bright ideas - instead of just letting them rattle around in my head
} that I stay bright-eyed and a little less bushy-tailed in the new year - a constant challenge
} over all a bright future - ready for the making
The very first charm - create - was to celebrate a 21 day challenge I did in 2008 with Rhonna Farrer reminding me that creating everyday is what makes me whole. I also made charms for the last two years: sway & diligent. This year seemed a bit different, I feel different, so I decided to make it not just with words, but a symbol - bright. Handcrafted silver swirl with rays of light, then mixed media for the center, encapsulated in resin.
Courage is letting go of the familiar to make a better future.
At times you must walk away from the familiar to fight for a brighter tomorrow.
I won't settle for less than the brighter future and making my life brightest possible in 2011. What about you? What is your word of intention for 2011?