2016 Word of the Year: Present
“The present moment, if you think about it, is the only time there is. No matter what time it is, it is always now.” -Marianne Williamson
Many people write new year resolutions. I still write down my goals for the year, but I have found it more helpful to have a word, an intention, to focus on throughout the year.
Present defined: present ˈprez(ə)nt/ noun 1. the period of time existing now.
I decided that I want to truly be more present in my life. Often times, I find myself wandering too much into the future, while consequently missing the present moment. Time already goes by quickly enough, and I really want to enjoy each moment and practice being in the moment. I also hope that this will also hone my ability to focus, at times, more easily, too. Biscuit first taught me the importance of living in the present. That was one of his gifts to me, and I hope to improve this year with this practice. I even bought this bracelet to remind me of my word this year. This practice is applicable to all areas of my life, and in a few months, I will share how this practice is going here on the blog.
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.