Balance in 2014

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I’ve chosen my word for the New Year. I loved the idea of having a guiding word and using it to help define what I wanted to work on and strive toward this year. I played around with “create”, I pondered using “patience” or “ease”, but nothing really stood out as the word.  When discussing words with my husband, I realized one word kept creeping up in my vocabulary and as I bent down to put my shoes on for our morning walk, I lost my balance and almost fell flat on my face. That was what I needed, I needed more “balance”. A word holding multiple meanings. Balance of a physical nature, balance of being wife and mother, balance of being creative but still being present. Balance of mind. Balance of spirit. I held it in my palms and smiled at its meaning. I cradled it and I whispered to it. I’m excited to make it my mantra for 2014.  I really have never had a word for the year before and the concept has me already excited for what it may bring.

Do you have a “guiding word”? Or any resolutions this year? Check out Mama Scout and Rebecca’s posts for inspiration.


7 thoughts on “Balance in 2014

  1. Great word, Summer! Wishing you lots of grounding and fulfilling balance to meet all your needs for 2014!

    As you know, mine is ‘ease’…please remind me when you see me floundering and banging my head against a wall this year – hahaha! I am hoping this new mantra will minimize the ‘head banging’ 🙂


  2. I like this word!
    Mine is “receive” for 2014. As in I need to receive kindness, friendship, love, uncertainty, etc… with openness and grace 😉
    I have never picked a word so it will be interesting to go through the year with one.

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