Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My 2011 Word

As I mentioned yesterday, my 2010 word (Serenity) wasn't as successful as I'd hoped.  So I did some soul searching on why it was harder for me to embrace and I realized that my life has too much stuff in it. Call it disorganization, call it clutter, call it my past!  But it's time for change. It's time to declutter. It's time to SIMPLIFY.

sim pli fy  verb
a.-  to reduce to basic essentials
b.-  to diminish in scope or complexity
c.-   to make more intelligible; clarify

Yep, that's my word for 2011 - SIMPLIFY. What's so funny is that as I say the word, I experience an AHHHHH moment. Have you ever had one of those? Where just one word fills you with serenity and peace? Where you feel all sorts of gratitude?? Wait, what's this? A connection with ALL of my words??  Hmmmm.... interesting. Maybe that's the way it's suppose to work!

I started to approach my blog buddy/Scrap Cellar Chick Leanne to help me out with creating a visual for my word. Then it dawned on me (don't you just love/hate those "duh" moments?)...KISS! Keep It Simple, Superstar! (yeah, I know it's usually "stupid" and not "superstar" but I'm not about to call myself stupid!!).
And so, this is my first step into SIMPLIFY!  Can't get any simpler, right??

And here's my plan for 2011...There are so many people in this world who need things. And there are so many things in this place I call home that it's time I get the two of those situations to meet up. It's time for me to SIMPLIFY. And it's not just my home. It's my diet, my scrapbooking, my relationships. I don't believe we were put on this earth to lead complicated, cluttered lives. I believe we serve God best by simply being our uncomplicated, uncluttered, simplified selves.

Funny thing about these one little words -- once you pick the word (or it picks you) you start moving in that direction.  You start wanting it in your life.  Every day, all the time.  How cool is that?!!??

I'm headed over to Leanne's.  She's got a linky thing going for our words for 2011.  And, of course, a thank you to Ali Edwards on starting this revolution.


Laura said...

Oh PK - that is a GREAT word for 2011!! I still haven't picked my word yet, but I've got it narrowed down to about five different ones. Arrrghhh!!!

scrapwordsmom said...

Wonderful, wonderful word!!! Simplify!!!!!!! Love this.

Cindi aka Ericksoc said...

You are so right - once you find the word, it permeates everything you do - I want mine all the time! We are both going to have to get some stock in the big black garbage bags! Great choice!

Peggy K said...

Cindi, I lost count on how many I've filled since Christmas! I'm in heaven!!

Tracy said...

Peggy, That is a phenomenal word! and I try to live by that ALL the time. I do not like clutter, nor complications so I applaud your efforts and your imagination and can't wait to hear what steps you continue to take toward this goal...Good for you!

Leanne said...

PK ... bravo post! Bravo word! Bravo 2011! Bravo YOU!!! Thank you so much for linking up to my post today, and for sharing your word with all of us! I think that SIMPLIFY is a FANTASTIC word, one that I could surely use to incorporate into my daily routine. Looking forward to 2011 for all of us!

Leslie Miller said...

Now you've given me an "aha" moment. To simplify is to open the door to all the words of your previous years. Truthfully, at times I've simplified to the point of near nonexistance. Then, I wake up and think I need to be more alive, more involved, more high energy. I can be an island unto myself, or let the world in. Letting the world in complicates things. Now that you've settled on your word, I'll look forward to reading about your manner of simplification. It means a lot to me. Happy new year, Peggy!

alicia said...

Funny. I have decided to make my life more simple this year too. Great goal!! And good luck.