In the past, I've had Gratitude, Serenity, Simplify, Truth, Create, and Curiosity. Some have carried me through the year and others didn't play a big part. For 2017, I'm looking forward to the guidance of my word. I'm looking forward to how things will be affected in my life when I practice and embrace
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- the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.
- the ability to continue doing something for a long time without losing interest, especially something difficult.
2017 will also be the year I retire from a pretty neat job. I've been incredibly lucky to have good bosses throughout my working career, and the one I have now is the best! But it's time. Everyone who willingly retires will tell you that you know when it's time. And the time for me is now. I've got a lot of things that are pulling at me right now. Things that just might let me use my one little word this year.
One last thing before I go...I purchased an amethyst necklace from my friend Liz' Etsy shop. It just spoke to me. And for some reason, I thought the amythest was my birthstone so why wouldn't I buy it. Turns out that it's not my birthstone, but when I researched what the amethyst helps with, impatience was one thing mentioned. See how that word you choose keeps coming up? This happens to me every year.
So, I shall keep you posted on how I'm doing with my patience practices!