After a long list and much consideration....my word for 2010 is.........BELIEVE. Yep. Believe. I thought about so many words that I could use. I tried to picture myself saying the word over in over in a plethora of situations and this is the word that just seemed to fit.
My relationship with this word started a long time ago when I fell in love with the Gavin DeGraw song, Belief. "Belief makes things real...Belief makes things true... " That song really pulled on my heart strings because it came at a time when my marriage was falling apart and I believed with all of my heart that it was over...and guess what??? It was. Belief makes things true.
I reconnected with this word several months ago when my daughter and I had a tete-a-tete with her gymnastics coach. Her coach was describing her theory on life and one of the things she said really made sense to Hailey and to me. Perception is reality. I thought about that a lot. It's so true! Belief makes things real and your perception is definitely your reality. That's a really powerful thing when you think about it. Because guess what?! You can control your perception and your beliefs. For real. It's really hard sometimes...but it can be done.
Shortly after our meeting with her coach, I found this sign (at Pier 1) for Hailey's bedroom. She loves it! It now hangs above her head each night as she drifts off to sleep on a pillow that states..."When you dream...dream BIG!" I tell her over and over IMPOSSIBLE=NOTHING (another stolen line from her coach) because I really want her to believe that for herself. I want more than anything for that thought to live in the hearts of my children.
Then it dawned on me. I need to believe a few positive things myself. I think I need to really focus on adjusting my personal beliefs so that what I choose to make real is good for me. Here is what I choose to believe this year...
I believe I have many talents.
I believe I still have the power to make my own personal dreams come true...even at age 40.
I believe I will find a way to solve problems as they arise.
I believe in myself and TRUST (a close runner-up word) my instincts.
I believe every little thing...is gonna be all right. (Thank you BobMarley. I love you.)
I believe I am a child of this universe and that I deserve to be here...creating my own little legacy that will live on and on through the lives of my children and their children and....so on.
I believe in the power of love. (NOT MONEY....LOVE) And I believe I am loved unconditionally.
And I also believe IMPOSSIBLE = NOTHING.
What will you choose to believe this year?
HAPPY 2010 BLOGVILLE!! I can't wait to see what happens next!!!