Friday, December 05, 2008

My Word

The other day I was talking to another writer about “the word for the year.” It made me think about my word for 2008 …. It was Celebrate.

At the time I picked that word, I was celebrating. I was in a new relationship, our community was thriving and Life was good.

As I look back, Mr. Right turned out to be ‘not right for me’ (and me not right for him), beloved friends and a beloved pet died, I moved residences twice, finances got really tight, my back and arm were terribly painful for awhile, and so on.

I thought for a fleeting moment: “What was there to celebrate?” and then I realized that in picking my word for the year, I had given myself an interesting challenge: Is it possible to celebrate the hard times as well?

My answer is YES! It’s all about Being with what is, and blessing it. Letting my experience of the moment show me what I truly desire for the future.

Celebrating is about being grateful. I am grateful I could risk opening my heart and letting go of so much stuff to live “in love.” I’m grateful I had the courage to realize it wasn’t working and let go. I’m grateful for the time spent with those who’ve ‘walked the rainbow’ as the Hawaiians say. I’m grateful for the travel and deepening friendships. I’m grateful I was able to become more aware of what I really want to experience and what’s important to me. I’m grateful for the financial, physical, mental and emotional challenges, because they brought me back to my Self.

Yes, in the midst of tears and sorrow, just as in times of love and joy, one can celebrate Life. Life is what we are, what we have, and what we experience. And Life is always saying “You are my Beloved, in whom I am well pleased.”

Celebrate was a good word for 2008. Divine is my chosen word for 2009 …. I can only imagine the wonders it will bring! What’s your word?


With a grateful heart, I celebrate Life. God is Life – all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere present Life. It surrounds me, supports me and fills me. My Life is God’s Life.

I choose to make this Life I am experiencing even better by acknowledging every aspect of it as an expression of The Divine. What ever I have experienced, be it judged positive or negative, it is all Good. I make it so.

I open my heart, my mind and my being to the enveloping Love of The Divine as I move forward along my Path. God and I are inseparable, living and breathing Oneness, Loving all. I declare Life is Good.

Gratefully I release these words, knowing they are my Truth. And so It is.