Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!
-William Arthur Ward.
I will sing the songs but they might be out of key and kind of awful!
I want to thank you for a wonderful 2015 .
Thank you for signing up for my class, thank you for commissioning art pieces, thank you for encouraging words. Thank you for being an important part of my life. You are rock stars!
I love that 2016 is being referred to as "Sweet 16".
Somehow it just fits.
Every year I choose a word. Do you?
I find it is easier to have a word for the year than having resolutions that I break in a couple of weeks.
Last year was Meraki and the year before that it was Trust. I chose these words with gusto.
This year the word chose me.
It is not a word I would ever choose for myself -- it makes me a little anxious. I really love it but at the same time, it scares me.
So, I said yes to it.
I have been noticing this word in quotes, a dear friend mentioned it this week, my calendar reminded me of it on these cold gray days in Michigan.
The clincher was when I was getting ready to choose another word and the radio played A Pavlov's Dog song that had the word in it, and then a Pink Floyd song played that had the word in it too -- back to back.
Billboards, shampoo, everywhere my word kept popping up and I would notice and laugh.
My word? It's Shine.
Do you have a word to carry with you in 2016?
Let me know,xoxo Mary
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