I like to welcome the new year in with a word. For the 12 months going forward I carry my word with me. Much smaller than a security blanket, and it delights me to see where it will pop up.
Last year my word was Shine -- and oh! it showed up everywhere, my shampoo, in songs (think Crazy Diamond). Shine On, rise and shine, shimmer and shine.
However this year feels very different to me, not so sparkly, a little darker. This year, I am going with the word FAITH.
Deeper than hope, the knowing that every little thing is going to be all right, even though I am watching my hours of employment dwindle at my day job, and the idea of recreating myself yet again leaves me weary.
The winter is upon us and a new president is coming into power . Nothing is normal.
I will tuck FAITH in my pocket and wear it in to 2017.
What is your word for 2017?