I finally splurged and purchased a necklace from Lisa Leonard to signify my "one little word" for the year. I have been playing along quietly for the past couple of years, not really posting much about it, not enrolled in Ali's class (though I hear it's great!), not obligating myself to create any sort of project or make it more difficult than it needs to be. Just seeing where my word of the year takes me. So far, my previous choices (realize in 2009 and perspective in 2010) have served me well, and I felt like I wanted a token to commemorate my word this year.
After all the prep time I spent immersed in curiosity research for my Just Curious class, it made sense to allow the word WONDER to guide and set the tone for 2011.
/noun/ a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable
/verb/ 1. desire or be curious to know something; 2. feel admiration and amazement; marvel
Wonder, as in remembering to ask, "I wonder what if..." and always being open to learning new things. Wonder, as in marveling at everyday moments with surprise and admiration. Wonder, as in the remarkable superpowers of "momming" and creativity I possess. ;)
Creativity begins in wonder. --Jeffrey Davis