THE PROMISE OF SINCERITY
I gave up on New Year’s Resolutions years ago.
I found I would be committed to the resolution for about two weeks and then slowly it became less important to me or I became discouraged and released the whole idea by the end of January.
So, for the past several years instead of a resolution that states what I MUST do, I have chosen “One Word.”
One word that I keep in my mind for the entire year.
One word that holds meaning to me, pushes me to be better, to gain balance or inner growth.
I create a graphic of the word and tape it to my bathroom mirror to remind me daily.
I have bonded on a yearly basis to words like Health, Focus and Completion. It is obvious why I picked these words --to concentrate on my health, to hone my moment to moment focus and to work on completing goals.
Typically I begin thinking of my word for the new year weeks in advance.
This year was different. This year the word was given to me. Guided to me during a meditation.
I hadn't asked for it.
I wasn't even contemplating what my new word should be.
But there it was whispered to me over and over until its strength and volume became un-ignorable.
At first it was confusing to me. I consider myself a sincere person. I am transparent in my love, in my feelings and in my intent. I didn't understand why this word was being pressed into my heart.
Then I realized ---
It was to be my “One Word.”
My graphic has been taped to my mirror and my intent for the year set.
I will focus my actions, my words and my every movement in a composure of sincerity.
When I listen I will sincerely and wholeheartedly listen.
When I speak I will choose my words to reflect the sincerity of my thoughts and feelings.
When I take action I will do it with sincere interest and motivation.
I will choose sincere people to interact with and spend my time with.
I will treat myself with sincerity…. I will make choices that reflect sincere love for myself and the best interest of my highest good.
I will be sincere in my own truth.
This year the word was given to me …. Sincerity.
I am not sure why, but it continues to press on my heart determined not to release me from this commitment.
I do believe that by the end of this year I will have an understanding of this gift and what work I needed to do to increase SINCERITY in my life.
I will sincerely try my best.
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Pennie’s Life Lesson:
“Listen when messages are given to you –
then try with sincerity to learn from them.”
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My intent in sharing this with you is to encourage you to choose your own word for the year. Let me know what your word is!!
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