Sunday, January 9, 2011



That's my word for 2011.

Initially I chose breathe. But over this past week, it has evolved.

Pause seems to encapsulate my intentions much better.

I need to pause more...

pause when life is hectic
pause and enjoy the laughter
pause and think it through
pause and savor completely
pause and hug tight
pause and look intently
pause and truly listen
pause and reflect
pause and rest

My plate is currently full.

It over-floweth.

Even under the best of circumstances, I have a tendency to always be thinking ahead. Planning. Wondering what comes next.

I become smothered by the minutiae of the here and now.

Or worse, I end up missing the wonderful of the here and now.

So, I'm going to pause.

Be it good or bad.

Oh, and all those thoughts for the new year? Yeah.

I'm hitting pause on most of those until February.