(art by Shellon)
I am actually quite a bit intimidated by my word for 2016. I don't know what to do with it. It feels so much bigger than me like a whole sky expanding over an ocean; stretching as far horizontal as it does straight ahead. As deep as it is wide.
It makes me so feel smaller than it and makes me doubt if it really is my word.
I didn't even deliberate on it much. It just kind of came to me one night in either late October or early November and I felt so sure, so at peace in my heart about it as if it had floated right through my window on the waves of the dark night, slipped its shoes off, made itself cosy in my heart, turned the lights down low and whispered goodnight as my peaceful companion for the rest of the year.
I already love it. I feel a strange sense of familiarity with it. As if it were meant for my 2016.
I am trying to remind myself that as 2015 began I became afraid of my 2015 word too. It felt like it was asking so much of me, boxing me into a commitment I felt so pressured to sustain. However, ultimately, it made me better and was the perfect fit.
May Victory too be the perfect fit in 2016 it's going to be a journey!
What is your word for 2016?
Peace. Love. Claim the Victory.