My One Little Word for 2022 is Present. Like many of y’all (I’m sure), I’ve spent a lot of time these past nearly two years coming to terms with cancelled plans and disappointments. Tomorrow, it seems, is not a dependable place to dwell. I’ve known for a while that Yesterday is not a fruitful place to spend time, either. This year, I’m going to make the most of the Present moment. This is another do-over word (from 2015). After last year’s success with do-over Choose, I’m ready to embrace the lessons I’m confident Present still has for me.
Along with a word, I also discern intentions; this year, the word was the easy choice! It wasn’t until the last week of December (reading Brené Brown’s Rising Strong) that the list came together. on paper. and it wasn’t until this morning that I refreshed the felt board.
These first few weeks with a new (or do-over!) word are ones where I’m just paying attention. seeing where the word shows up. I was delighted to see it last week in the Shetland Wool Adventures newsletter
Now is the time to take a deep breath and start enjoying what life has prepared for us in full sips and enjoy all those moments that we have been allowed to experience. It’s time to be present and happy with ourselves and make the best of what’s happening now. This is it. There’s no after. We cannot wait until everything turns right, for life is too short, and we might run out of time.Misa, Shetland Wool Adventures, January 14, 2022
and this morning in my Instagram feed
I do love the synchronicity between Choose and Present. and mostly, I just love this practice.