Present | January 2022.

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

from Bri McKoy’s Instagram stories

I do love the synchronicity between Choose and Present. and mostly, I just love this practice.

Here’s to another year of learning the power and the lessons of One Little Word. and thank you to Carolyn for hosting these monthly meetups again!

29 thoughts on “Present | January 2022.

  1. It sounds like a perfect word for you right now, Mary. I’ll look forward to seeing where this word takes you this year. XO

  2. Here’s to Present! And thank you for sharing that quote from SWA…there’s someone very special I’m going to share that with. Looking forward to following along this year…though ‘looking forward’ seems like an oxymoron when we’re talking about Present 🙂

  3. I will most likely not choose a word this year but I enjoy reading about others’ journeys with their words. May you be present!

  4. That is an awesome word and perfect for you Mary. I love the the quote from Shetland Wool Week, very fitting and timely.

  5. Like Bonny, no word for moi, but I do enjoy reading posts by others about their OLW. I love the SWA quote – thanks for sharing.

  6. I think this is really an excellent word for life right now! I can’t wait to see where your journey takes you!

  7. I think this is an excellent choice. I didn’t have present as an official word choice the past year or two, but it’s been a theme I’ve been keeping in my mind. We don’t know what’s in store for us in the future, but can choose to focus on the moment and what’s in front of us.

    1. I’m noticing so many people talking about this right now … and in my morning reading, things that were written years ago resonate as well. I guess it’s been a theme for … ever?!

  8. I think we’re all learning, whether we want to our not, that the present is all we have. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on all of this as we move forward this year.

    1. This “noticing” time is always fruitful … a good reminder that there is probably a lot more synchronicity than we can even imagine!

  9. I love your word Present. I chose “Now” in 2015 as a similar theme. It was powerful, as I’m sure Present will be for you this year. I’m still trying to live out the lessons from it. This year I’ve chosen Release.

  10. I work really hard forcing myself to challenge my brain to remind me to be in the PRESENT moment. I love to fester on about the future and that is waste of thinking time. Knitting keeps me in the present moment and so does meditating 🙂 Love your word this year.

  11. Such a rich quotation from Shetland Wool Adventures … (I’m wearing a cardigan of Shetland wool as I type). Hoping your words brings you lots of enjoyment and treasures this year.

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