I don't know about you, but I feel tremendous pressure when I go pick a new OLW. After all, I have to live with this word for an ENTIRE year, so I better get it right. Some years, I have hit my mark. Others, not so much.
This year was no exception. I thought and thought. I tried on a few words for size, but none seemed to fit just right.
However, one word kept coming back to me. I tried to ignore it. Push it away. I didn't like it and I wanted it to not like me.
I felt this word was selfish and self-serving and that is NOT what I want 2018 to be about.
I talked it over with friends and they reassured me that this word was a good pick for me. I tried to deny it again.
Finally, I gave up and accepted my word:
I spent yesterday reflecting on my new OLW and what it REALLY meant, not what I was telling myself it meant (money, money, money!). I was pleasantly surprised to find these inspirational thoughts about abundance:
“Abundance is not something we acquire, it is something we tune into.”
“Secret to having abundance: Stay focused on what you love and express it fearlessly.”
“You must find a place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”
“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing for others.”
--William Arthur Ward
"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
In the end, it looks like abundance is the perfect word for me. I'm glad it chose me.