Friday, January 1, 2010

The Word

“Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.”
~ Paul J. Meyer

When I told Mr. Peculiar the word for 2010, Imagine, he said, "That's sooo 1972." And indeed it may be. One can't help but think of John Lennon's iconic lyrics.
Mr. Lennon's sentiments still apply today and I wholeheartedly agree with his ideals. And yet this word, Imagine, also carries significant personal meaning. It is the perfect word for the year to come.

Last year's word was simplify. We cut down to the core. We pulled our caps down tight, zipped up our jackets and stuffed our hands in our pockets. Then we began a slow and steady march through the rain. There was beauty to be sure; contentment in the downpour. If nothing else we had love. The year could have been much worse. Though, as years go, it could also have been better. Does this not hold true for any given year?

Today we are still marching. Our shoes are worn. Our feet our sore. Only now the rain has lessened; it's but a mere drizzle. I sense a rainbow around the corner.

It is time to open up. To expand. Imagine is an extension of hope and dream. It does not imply immediate result or instant gratification. It is merely the opening of the heart to the prospect of bigger and better things. Imagine the possibilities; both diminutive and grand. Imagine a clean house. Imagine exploring and traveling. Imagine money to give and time to share. Imagine peak physical fitness. Imagine me time. Imagine a new paint job and gutters out front. Imagine learning another language or instrument or both. Imagine a year full of creativity. Imagine peace, joy and happiness. Imagine a life well lived.

And so 2010 begins with optimism. With hope and a heart full of dreams. Imagine the things to come.


I used this lovely font to make the stencil above. Get it for yourself - free. Happy New Year!


Mrs. E said...

I like your word for the year. I especially like your "Imagine peak physical fitness." I'm with you, friend! (Simplify would have been a good word for us last year, too.) Happy 2010!

TAMI said...

Will be stopping by to enjoy your imaginings all year long!

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Anonymous said...

It will be great to watch A Steady Rain, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.