My word for 2012 is trust. Trust is huge. It comes with a past, present and future. It’s a lens to see the world. I’ve often heard that there are two types of people – those who trust right away and those who are more wary. If I had to align myself with one, it would be trusting right away, but with a healthy dose of curiosity and cynicism. However, what I’m talking about is bigger. It’s an understanding of the universe. It sounds trite, but life is such a mixture of positive and negative experiences. Trust, for me, is that all will be well. It means that I have the tools to figure things out and that I’ll approach life with a positive outlook. I’m going into this new year with the trust that life will support me with all of its complexity and richness.
I hope that my blogger friend Elizabeth doesn’t mind, but I’m going to borrow one of her great ideas. This past year, she posted pictures that represented trust to her. I love the idea of not having to search for trust. That it’s naturally all around and that I just need to keep a mindfulness about it. I noticed these flowers last night on my walk home. They are a mixture of fragility and strength in the middle of winter.
Song of the day: All Will Be Well by the Gabe Dixon Band
Just a note on last year’s word. The year did indeed insist and I met it with a full heart.