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2014 Word of the Year: Trust

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ~Zora Neale Hurston


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Many people write new year resolutions.  I still write down some attainable goals for the year, but I have found it more helpful to have a word, an intention, to focus on throughout the year.

This year, I recently contemplated that my word for 2014 would be open.  However, after reflection and giving more thought, I have decided that trust is my one little word for 2014.   In some ways I have excellent trust — in divine timing; in the laws of the universe; in spiritual practice; and in following my bliss – but when it comes to trusting others and myself on a much more practical level, I can struggle.  So, I am going to keep trust as my word and see how it manifests this year.  I am also going to trust the process, part of the biscuit’s space manifesto.

Last year I selected the word create, which served me well in taking more risks in my photography; sharing my photography; and also beginning a long-term photography project, which, at times, feels like a daunting undertaking.   However, I keep plugging along because I believe the work is important.  Thankfully, Doug is really supportive.  I am dedicating this work to our beloved Biscuit, the inspiration for this work.  I plan to complete this work in 2015; however, there are a lot of moving parts to this project and I am thankful for the support of the organizations that I am working with on this project.

2013 was a year of immense change for us in many ways.  We still miss our beloved Biscuit, and we will always miss him.  Biscuit was a gift and he came into our lives at the right time.  We know that he is with us in spirit and we see him daily as his images adorn our home.  We also know that Biscuit brought our beautiful Victory into our lives, whom we love very much.  Doug says that “Victory makes beauty effortless.”  Victory is also a blessing and we have fun with her and she is now my muse.  We look forward to all of our adventures together!

We also sold a house, built a house, and moved two times in a span of nine months.  We are now pretty settled into our home.  We still have a little more decorating that we want to complete, but we have made good progress so far!  I feel ready to close the chapter on 2013 and welcome 2014 into our lives!

Are you considering selecting a word for yourself (or letting one find you)?  There is no right or wrong.  The main thing to remember is that this is your word.

And what do you do with this one little word?  You live with it.  You invite it into your life.  You let it speak to you.  You might even follow where it leads.  There are so many possibilities.

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  1. Pat Pope #

    Trust is a hard one for me. I’m the kind who expects the worst (can’t go lower) and usually gets it. HOWEVER, I recognize that I have many blessings in my life. I “trust’ AFTER the fact. Silly I guess.

    January 3, 2014

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