I've played along with the Ali Edwards, One Little Word Challenge for the past 2 years.In 2008, my word was Greatfulness. There was SO much to be Grateful for that year. In one year we added 3 grandsons to our family. Last year I chose REcreate. What I was hoping for was a year of having fun, camping, doing all sorts of recreational activities. But I think the "Universe" heard RE create and instead of laying around on some beautiful beach, we did home repairs and fix-ups for the entire year! My home is gorgeous now and I'm really happy I picked that word, BUT, like the end of 2009, I'm ready for a break.
I've tossed around words like peace, tranquility, rest, serenity, meditation but nothing has really seemed right. Then I was doing some reading yesterday and it said to just let the word choose you. I'm open, I'm waiting..... I think I'm hearing my One Little Word coming in....
My One Little Word for 2011 is.... ROOTS!
I'm the keeper of my family's genealogy. For as long as I can remember, I was interested in family photos, stories, people, places. When my mom passed away in 2001, I inherited her family tree information and it has been in a box ever since. It's not been easy looking through it, but now that 10 years have passed, I think I'm finally ready to really do some thorough recording and then make it available to my family.
"Our family is like the branches of a tree. We may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. Each of us will always be a part of the other"