My eldest has started a new school this year, and each year they have theme that they focus on for the whole year. This year the theme is compassion. The dictionary defintion of compassion is "to suffer with" and it contains the same latin root, pati as one of my words for the year passion. … Continue reading On compassion
On my word for the year and why it’s taken me so long to tell you
This is the post I have been putting off writing. This is the post I have found every possible reason to delay. This is the post that makes laundry look appealing and Facebook scrolling imperative. This is the post where I tell you my word for the year. My word for last year was “connection”, … Continue reading On my word for the year and why it’s taken me so long to tell you
2018 and my word for the year
2018 has arrived. In fact January has one week left and we will be heading into the rest of the year. February brings with it the beginning of school, the end of the relaxed chilled out vibes of the holidays, and a return to routine. So, I guess it is time to share with you … Continue reading 2018 and my word for the year
On 2017 and my year of embrace
In 2017 my word for the year was embrace. And as it has been a long time since my January post, I remind you again of the definition of embrace: Embrace: to take and clasp in the arms; to clasp as in affection, greeting; to accept willingly or eagerly; to take up a new idea, … Continue reading On 2017 and my year of embrace
grace and space
This year I posed a very bold question over my year. 'Fear or faith?' As has happened every year, unexpected words have attached themselves to these words. And I have been very surprised to how these two much more gentle words have grown stronger in me ... 'grace and space'. My need for space is becoming ever more apparent … Continue reading grace and space
2016 … fear or faith?
January 1st, time for my words for the year, and this year I have known my words well in advance. Last year was an amazing experience, a year of saying 'yes', and doing things even though I was afraid. A year of finding in the small power of a 'yes', the stretching of my … Continue reading 2016 … fear or faith?