Wow did I struggle with my word this year. I thought and thought about one word that would sum up all of my feelings and desires for 2015 but that really is a lot of pressure for one word to carry. In years past my one word came to me so easily and it fit my hopes for the new year like a glove, but this year, boy did I find it hard to come up with the right one.
The problem was that I had a word that kept popping into my head at every turn. Less…less…less…I tried to ignore it because it felt so negative, and I didn’t want to set the tone for my year to be anything but upbeat and with joy. I mulled, and searched, and tried on different words but nothing worked. I just want less. So instead of fighting my intuition, I embraced it. Less.
Now let me explain…
I want less.
But….with less I want more.
Really, less to me means focussing on the things that matter to me most, more often. Choosing less stuff and doing less to spend more time with my loved ones. It means buying less stuff and finding new ways to use what I have already. Having more thought. Thinking more about having and doing less. With this brings more intention into life. Living with less, and with more intent. Slowing down the pace. Embracing a sweet, slow life with less. Less is a good thing. So I will embrace it this year.
Have a beautiful day,