Welcome to the final installment of Spiritual Journey Thursday for 2019! Per our tradition, today's posts will focus on our experiences with whatever was our 2019 One Little Word.
When I selected the word "Happy," I didn't know where it would lead our how it would impact my life. I guess we never do know at the start of the year! Choosing the word resulted in one of my favorite ARTSPEAK! projects ever: ARTSPEAK! Happy
. I loved writing happy, joyful poems inspired by art featuring sunny oranges and yellows. It was definitely a highlight of my year. And it has indeed been a happy year, at least for the most part. One of the things I'm learning in my spiritual life is to not be so attached to my feelings. I've adopted the habit of acknowledging a feeling, and then allowing myself 90
seconds to feel it - and then letting it go. This has brought me a lot of relief from some painful feelings, and allows me to exist in a more contented (happy) place most of the time. Also, I've been reading this book: THE HAPPINESS PASSPORT
: A World Tour of Joyful Living in 50 Words by Megan C. Hayes. Good stuff!
Usually by this time of year, I have an inkling as to what my next year's One Little Word might be. But this year I haven't a clue! So I am giving it to the universe -- I look forward to discovering the word in coming weeks.
For now I look forward to hearing about your experience this year with your One Little Word. Please leave your links in comments, and I will add them to the post. Happy day to all, and thanks for reading!
at no such thing as a godforsaken town
talks about (im)possibility.
at Reflections on the Teche
talks about grace.
at Karen's Got a Blog
takes us on an alphabet journey.
at Beyond LiteracyLink
shares about what she's learned from her word "embrace."