The sun has set on the old year, and risen on the new.
A bright, shiny new year.
What will we do with it?
How will we feel about 2023 after 364 more sunrises?
I don’t do New Year’s resolutions but like the idea of a focus or theme word for each year (thank you, Ray).
In 2020, it was mindfulness.
In 2021, it was listening.
Last year, it was intentionality.
I did ok on them each year; not great but better than if I hadn’t been trying.
They are all more a part of my steady state than if I hadn’t focused on them.
This year, I’m torn between empathy (thank you, Connie) and nature.
I need more of both.
More empathy for others, and also for myself.
More empathy for the world and our fragile ecosystem.
More nature, both in the strictest sense – getting out into it more – but also in the sense that I need to focus more on the natural state of things rather than altered, manufactured, ‘perfected’ versions.
I have more thinking to do about the intentionality of my focus on empathy and nature / naturalness, but I’m pretty sure I will have two words this year.
(There aren’t really rules about these things.)
Stick with me as I learn to be more empathetic and natural in 2023.
And – Happy New Year to all! And what would your focus word be, if you had one? (Or two?)
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