This year I’ve been thinking of somewhat “following” One Little Word. I’m not signing up for the class (as that would somewhat contradict my Word for 2011) but I am going to read her past posts on OLW and try to incorporate it into my life daily… weekly… to make it a focus. Denise did a great post about this as well.
From Ali’s blog (back in 2007 when she started OLW):
“A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow.”
thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or
plural. The key is to find something that has personal
meaning for you. This is not your mother’s word or your
spouse’s word or your child’s word – this is YOUR
yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here’s one thing
that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into
your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now.
Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often
found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways.
Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren’t ready
for it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities.