Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Do Believe

I do BELIEVE, yes I do!
My word for 2011 is BELIEVE.
It hasn't always been an easy word.
I knew I believed in God, Fairies, and Whimsy,
but what I didn't realize is that it would teach me
that I BELIEVE in me.

Then this following quote came along from Women Who Create
and I felt this was just perfect to fit with my belief in myself.

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder
than one closed by Belief."
by Anahata Joy Katkin

What I am learning by believing in myself is to still keep that touch of wonder,
whimsy, and make-believe.   To keep the childlike heart to discover
the little beauties of life.

Did you pick a word for 2011?
What are you learning from your word?
Are you planning to have a new word for 2012?

*pictures taken at Bella Flora, a place of whimsy and fairies.


In the Light of the Moon said...

I love your word and Believe it came to you...only when you were ready...and you are ready now.

I have always picked a quote for my year.I post that quote everywhere,in the office,fridge,car, that i can read it over and over.

This year my quote is "let the beauty of what you love,be what you do"-Rumi

and I do,with that childish wonder you were talking about...I do.

Warmest Regards,Cat

Jeanne said...

My word for 2012 is blessed.

Love you

Dutchbaby said...

Thank you for sharing your "Believe" story. I love the quote you discovered.

You may have inspired me to choose a word for 2012. Oh the pressure...

Mark said...

Really a great quote. My word for last year was significant, and I don't think I lived up to it. I think I may have to use it again this year, and try to be more....significant.

Laurie said...

What a great idea Marilyn, I love your word. I didn't have one for 2011, but will come up for one for 12.

Marilyn said...

My word is always BELIEVE, but this year I added SIMPLIFY. That is what I've been trying to do inside my home...taking things that I don't need to the GW or SA for someone else to enjoy. AND, trying to be very picky about what I bring back home from the thrift shops! I think I'll keep both words for 2012.♥♫

Dorit said...

Funny. I've been thinking about my word today too. My word for 2011 was dance, mostly because I wanted to learn to dance and be more aware of my bodily health. I still can't dance, but I've said yes to way to many "dances". So I'm thinking about returning to my 2010 word: abstinence ;)
No, I haven't decided about my 2012.
Believe is a good word. Looking forward to hear about your 2012 word.

Jeanie said...

I never have done the word thing. I keep thinking I should but there are so many. I love "Believe." It's perfect, for there are so very many things in which to believe, but none is more important than yourself.

Angela McRae said...

I do *believe* I would enjoy Bella Flora! And I don't guess I've ever focused on a word for a whole year ... I think I'm too afraid to commit to just ONE!

Relyn said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous collage. WOW!