Monday, January 21, 2008

My Word of the Year

On the Creative Mom Podcast #81 Amy Cowen discussed people picking a word of the year. This idea was first read by Amy on Ali Edward's blog at the beginning of 2007. Then on the CMP Circle Yahoo Group, some members have been discussing what their word should be and what they will do with the word.

After much thought and thanks to Nicole (who nailed the right word for my definition). I picked my word.

I claim the word "content" as my word of the year.

Content (adjective)
1. satisfied with what one has, not wanting anything else
2. satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
3. the state or feeling of being contented

A little background is this year I want to focus on what I have and the goodness in my life. I want to not want for more when I already have so much goodness around me. I want to use and appreciate and be grateful for what I have and to not long for yet more stuff or different things. I want to just be happy with what I already posess.

This discussion has been so interesting. I’m learning about others in the group by reading what they are sharing about their words and why they chose them.

I plan to go to a nearby pottery place that sells unfinished pottery and buy a coffee mu. I will paint that mug and they will fire it for me. I will also make an artsy sign to hang at my desk where I can see it every day.


Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

What a happy thought! To be content. Hmmm. I am going to have to give this word of the year meme some thought, myself. I am not sure where I will go with it, but it can only lead to interesting places.

Thanks for the heads up!

PlanningQueen said...

Being content is so important, even for children. I took my kids today to an animation workshop and my eldest son was much more worried about the work that he was producing than the younger children. Once I reminded him that it didn't matter to me or the people running the workshop what his clay figure looked like, as long as he was happy with it, it didn't matter, he became much more contented and worked away happily.