We are reaching the end of February and I am still trying to think of my word for the year. My word to grasp onto when things are shaky; my word to remind myself of how I want to be; my word to change how I think and my word to settle and sink into my heart, body, and soul.
There are a couple blogs I follow that take part in #OneWord365 instead of choosing a resolution for the blank slate that is the New Year. It intrigued me and I wanted to join, yet here I am, still tossing around words in my head and not a one is popping out to me. Trust. Radiate. Positivity. Grateful. Peace. Opportunity. I’ll take one of everything please.
But then it started coming apart only to come together.
Words were being exchanged that stung to the core, friends acted in a way that were out of line and out of character, I was hearing stories at work from small children who should never have to be put in the home situations they were revealing to me, GOOD people were being diagnosed with BAD illness, the nightly news seemed to be showing more hatred in a world that needed a big dose of love, and my own self-talk was becoming increasingly negative and unhealthy.
It is in my blood to make sure everyone and everything that surrounds me is ok and if they are not, I want to fix it. I want to be the band-aid that covers up the hurt and returns them to the playing field. I’m a woman that wants to make others complete so that I can feel complete. So I can fall asleep knowing I’ve done all I could do to make life easier, happier, more carefree for others.
Then the popping happened.
Today is February 22, 2014, and my THREE words for the year are…
Let It Go
These three short words strung together kept replaying over in my head and I found myself replaying them back after I was faced with things that I couldn’t mend back together. It was amazing how they forced me to take a step back, take a deep breath in, and admit that I couldn’t make it all better. I couldn’t control the uncontrollable. The only thing, naturally, was to let it go and give it to God.
What are you going to take a step back from and remind yourself to simply "let it go"?
Insecurity? Jealously? Comparing yourself to others? The need for control? Excuses?