Wisdom: The Word for August 31st

Oh to have the gift of wisdom. And you do! That quality of having experience, knowledge, good judgment…of being wise.
One of the best things about moving through life is that we gain wisdom through our experiences…and if we’re open to learning from new things and going through what some consider mistakes…we are one step closer to gaining wisdom.
So many places we can learn…people we respect, mentors, through reading all sorts of viewpoints. I’ve had to understand that we all fall short at some point, and that is not the end of the story.
Be wise by being humble…know who you are…learn from your mistakes…think…and then share that wisdom.
You’ve got this.

Urgent: The Word for August 30th

Many things in life demand our immediate attention because they are urgent. They cannot be ignored. At work – family – friends – life’s demands.
Yet, we often forget to listen to the urgent messages that rise up within us that are telling us that we aren’t feeling well, our spirits are in a funk, or other factors.
It is urgent that we give ourselves equal attention when it comes to our lives.
Listen and respond the next time you feel that fluttery feeling in your stomach that is saying there is something urgent to deal with concerning yourself.

Unexpected: The Word for August 29th

Oh the unexpected.
Just when I thought everything was going along smoothly down my river of life, a new rock or twig presents itself and creates diversions I didn’t anticipate.
The unexpected often brings disappointment to the forefront…and it can manifest in a number of ways in our mind and body if it goes unchecked. So instead of being weighed down by what I can’t control, I’m learning to see the unexpected as an opportunity. A chance for new possibilities.
Truth is my greatest successful moments have come out of unexpected situations which didn’t seem great at the time, but turned my life around.
As so many great teachers remind me: everything I face is either a blessing or a lesson. I’m going to cling to that when I hit the next pothole in life.

Uncompromising: The Word for August 28th

This word can have a negative meaning to it when we hear it but it also means firm and steadfast.
It is a wonderful value to have to be uncompromising to the things in life that really matter.
How we love, care, show kindness, compassion and our deep convictions. It is important to be uncompromising to things that bring joy, insight, and an added dimension to our lives.

To Do: The Word for August 27th

To-dos. I’ve got that list in my head right now, do you?
To-dos have their place…they help many of us prioritize what we need to do so that other things can fall into place. They offer an outline of how we deal with hours in our day that will hopefully mean we get to do everything we want to do.
I like to think of my to-dos as recipes for my projects. They give me a snapshot of the ingredients I need to assemble so that what I do has flavor and the right seasoning and turns out well. But if I pick a recipe with too many ingredients that I don’t have, filled with directions that are over complicated, I most likely will stop somewhere in the middle and abandon it altogether.
That’s why my to-dos are now manageable so that I feel grounded. So now I can cross off To Dos from my To Do list for Word of the Day. Pretty cool.

Trailblazer: The Word for August 26th

This word is such an inspiration.
It reminds us that each and every day we have a new opportunity to blaze a trail in our relationships, work, creativity, imagination, life itself.
How can we do things differently? What changes in our life will enhance in life?
It may be cutting a path through obstacles or laying out a completely different journey. However we face the day, look for the places where you can blaze your trail.

Spontaneous: The Word for August 25th

Spontaneous…open, natural, uninhibited.
Some like to divide people into those who are spontaneous and those who plan. As if we can all live in either of those two extremes at all times.
The more I insist on planning anything, the more I have to learn how to be spontaneous because there’s usually a hiccup and I have to adjust. On the flip side, if I only live spontaneously, I don’t have the beauty of anticipating something great because it just happens and it’s gone.
Over the years, I am so much more appreciative of being spontaneous. Of making an unexpected call, knocking on the door of a neighbor, taking a last minute trip. I find joy in what arises from those encounters because my mind is totally open and ready for anything.
Be spontaneous today, and see what happens.

Significant: The Word for August 24th

Significant. What has value and important meaning in your life? A person, relationship, career, or a great adventure?
What you value and hold as significant in your life is important because significance brings an expansion of experiences in your life, deeper meaning, and a broader horizon to enrich your life.
Encourage those individuals and things that are significant to you by honoring them; and then add more significant people and experiences in your life.
Each will enhance your life even more.

Resonate: The Word for August 23rd

Resonate…to be in harmony, strike a chord…it’s about sound…and a reverberating quality.

To resonate also means to understand. When we agree with someone, or a position or a judge’s ruling…that resonates with us.

Harmony is important in how we function and move through our days…when we are in it and resonate with what’s in our path, we are aligned.

When we step outside our lane and get out of alignment, dissonance that sets it.

So find with whom and where you truly resonate today and appreciate how it feels to live in harmony…it’s not just a sappy song. It’s a way of life.

Reflection: The Word for August 22nd

Reflection. A time to consider and to contemplate something that is important or of value.

It’s a word that causes us to pause and reflect on what matters in life.

In taking the time to move from our heads to our hearts this opens up the opportunity to see reflected back to us a light of understanding.  You will get a mirror image of truth or an image of something we would not have otherwise seen.

A time of Reflection changes our perspective and can make all the difference.

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