This morning I took a long walk with the intention of thinking about the year ahead. (Well, that and working off last night’s carrot cake.) Not typically being one who makes resolutions, the plan was to come back with a few ideas for a vision board; with all my goals and dreams for the coming year and (hopefully) the law of attraction on my side.
According to the law of attraction, our thoughts create and bring to us that which we are thinking about, as if the universe is listening and responding in kind. Who knows for sure… but it must be worth a shot, right?
Envisioning what I want 2013 to look like, I couldn’t help but think of my friend, Hillary, who plans a one word theme for ever year. While a vision board is meant to be done without too much conscious thought, a word theme is meant to give encouragement to refocus throughout the year.
As I walked and thought about the year ahead, my one word theme appeared in my thoughts. Could it be that the law of attraction is working its magic already? Perhaps mine is not the deepest or most inspiring of words, but it hit me like a ton of bricks. My word for 2013 is take.
Taking is not in my comfort zone. Taking was reserved for people who cared only about themselves, who pushed others aside to get to the top. Lately, however, I have come to realize that you can take without taking away. Taking implies action. It implies initiative. The past couple of years have been for evolving and developing. Yet in just a matter of days, 2013 will be here for the taking.
Take the lead.
Take a chance.
Do you plan a vision board or a one word theme for the year ahead? If you don’t have a word of your own yet, here are a few that might inspire you:
Jeannine at Live in the Moment has chosen embrace.
Intentional is Tiffany Harper’s one word theme for the year ahead.
Rani at Om She Said is using move has her one little word.
And this year, Janel at Run With Scissors will be brave.
Of course, you can always use my word too. Just consider it yours for the taking.