I’ve dubbed 2014 as the year of possibility.
I really like the idea of picking one word to mark my year and embracing that word throughout each and every day. One Word 365 shares: “Choose just one word. One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. One word that you can focus on every day, all year long. It will take intentionality and commitment, but if you let it, your one word will shape not only your year, but also you. It will become the compass that directs your decisions and guides your steps. Discover the big impact one word can make.”
I want my word, possibility, to direct my decisions, shape my days and impact my life. What does possibility mean to me anyway? It means being open to whatever comes next. It means being okay with the potential of what might happen. It’s anticipating, it’s being hopeful. It’s not being being obsessed with guarantees or plans for the future, and instead taking it all as it comes. And then being okay with that. It’s embracing that I don’t know what’s going to happent tomorrow or the next day or the next day, but I can be ready and welcome each moment with open arms. That’s what I’m trying to do today, January 14, and every day this year.
Here’s a few of my favorite quotes and reminders on what possibility looks like. Do you have a word for 2014? xo!
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” – Thomas Merton
“I don’t regret a single excess of my responsive youth. I only regret certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace.” – Henry James
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” – Shel Silverstein
“Write this down: My life is full of unlimited possibilities.” – Pablo