Friday, January 02, 2009

This year.

Pick one word.

Another year. gone.
Along with 35 extra pounds.
And one husband. (and his recliner).
And a heap of emotional baggage.

I only accomplished goal number one on my list of 7 from last year, but somehow I still feel as though I achieved a great deal -- perhaps because goal number one was such a big one:

To be healthy and strong- both mentally and physically.That was it.

And I am.
Words are powerful. Declarations. Goals. Intentions.Whatever you call them, when you say them, or write them down with conviction, and take the slightest step toward them, they materialize.

With that said, my big goal for this year is to get my financial house in order. My house. My last name (Stabile, by the way). My life.
Last year, I discovered the blog of Christine Kane, who suggested picking just one word as your touchstone for the year. I did make a list of goals as well, but I liked the simplicity of just one word and how it could be so powerful in guiding one's intentions. Last year, I chose the word health. And it worked.

My word for this year is WEALTH. I am not just referring to financial wealth, although right now that would be refreshing -- but wealth as it relates to friends, neighbors, love, family, opportunity, and abundance...not just money but the real richness of life. But if I am to be completely honest, then also money, as it relates to security and the ability live a richer, fuller life.

Beyond that, I will also revisit some of the other goals I listed last year.

(Atwork featured are sections of two acrylic and mixed media paintings in progress.)


Anonymous said...

Happy's to a wealthy year full of many good things, adventures, and friendships! Also, you look good, girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Sisser!! I wish you tons of "wealth" in 2009. When I win the mega millions you are first on my list!! xoxo

Marilyn Rock said...

A very healthy, wealthy, and happy New Year to you Kerri! I love the start of your paintings here, too! Great post!

julie king said...

it sounds like you had a tumultuous 2008, kerri, as did i. i like the idea of selecting just one word for the year. it will take some thought to pick just one. wishing you all the wealth you deserve in 2009.

DJ said...

Sounds like you had a busy year in 2008! Hope 2009 is very wealthy (in all respects) for you! Great artwork, btw, love the birds.

Cindy Dean said...

Kudo's to you dear Kerri! You and I had similar things going on last year! I like the one word approach..great word...

Robyn said...

You made it through such a tough year and look at you! The photo in the sidebar is gorgeous. Wishing you wealth in every area of your life Kerri.

Nancy Bea Miller said...

You look fabulous! I was surprised to hear of some of your changes, but applaud your initiative and sense of is obvious you are on a good, healthy track. Onwards and upwards!