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She has so many excellent words of wisdom. Thanks for posting.
"Live with intention..."

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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“Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen Hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.”
― Mary Anne Radmacher

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"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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Awesome! It is going to be hard to chose a new word that works as well as this one...

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"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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Wow! That IS serendipitous!
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Another bit of serendipity: This Chinese Cookie saying was in a pocket of a jacket I haven't worn for a long time.

"To have joy one must share it."

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I opened my mail and in the Nature Conservancy request to renew our membership was a Christmas Card that says Joy and has five little black cap chickadees on it. Karma

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Me too!

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I love visiting this thread. It brings me much joy!

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If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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Indeed, it is!

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”



~ Rabindranath Tagore

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"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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Yes!
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Joyful is our intention for today.

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Edited by: IMPROVINGME at: 9/5/2019 (20:39)
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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My word for 2019 is Intention.

"Our intention creates our reality." ~ Wayne Dyer

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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I will sleep well tonight for sure. emoticon

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What a thoughtful message!
Hope your cold is getting better, and have a safe trip back.
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“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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So here I am in Iowa over 2000 miles from home visiting people I have little in common with and yet they are my DH's family. I have a lousy cold and it is pouring rain outside. Then... I read this email and remember how truly joyful my live is.

My son is doing great. My grandson made a really awesome and smart decidion and except for a cold I enjoy good health.

Thanks for the reminder!! You guys rock.



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Yes! Carol's word of the year has made this topic turn into an inspirational page that we can come back to look at everyday!



Art by Jessica Sporn



"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
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"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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Love all the joy here!! emoticon

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
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“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”

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Oh, wow! That quote just gave me goosebumps.

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

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More Joy

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."

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I found a new "joy" quote for you, Carol. I love this one.

"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." ~ Joseph Campbell

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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Great quote!

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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"HAPPINESS IS BASED ON WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND US. JOY IS BASED ON WHAT IS HAPPENING WITHIN US." - MARGARET MINNICKS.

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Yes. I've been gone all day and haven't listened to today's meditation yet.

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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Love this. It was today's quote on Depak's meditation.

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"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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Good reminder. Feel the joy.

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Reminder to self... Intention!

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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Awesome!

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Last week I heard myself hollering for joy when my grandson's hog was chosen as the champion of its breed. It's going to be hard for me to top that one this week. :)

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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Here is another from my favorite photographer/motivational speaker.

Kids should not be the only ones to cry out in pure joy.
Assignment: By the end of the week find something that brings you joy

and let the world know about it!

- Dewitt Jones

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Wow! Love it!

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For you, Carol!



"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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JOY was meant to be!
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I had lunch with a dear friend and former colleague yesterday. She brought a small birthday gift which was so appreciated. The thing is it was in this bag. So WOW it was like the cosmos talking.



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That's a great idea. Never thought of writing it in my calendar. I think I'll do that, too.
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I am putting regular reminders in my calendar so I can smile when I see it.

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Yes! JOY just makes me smile whenever I see it written or hear the word spoken. emoticon

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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I know this isn't original but I know that I want more joy. So my word this year?

JOY!!! emoticon

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Perfect word for 2019. I like it!

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emoticon word!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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Over the past two years I've participated in several of the free meditation experiences offered by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra, and I've appreciated all the words of wisdom they offer. The following quote is one that I listed awhile back on my SparkPeople Goal Board Check-In as a Goal Motivator so that I could have it right before my eyes and read it everyday.

"Everything in your life is orchestrated by an intention." ~ Deepak Chopra

Focus has been my word of the year for 2018, and I think the word "Intention" for my 2019 word of the year will help me continue along that path of being mindful about what I'm choosing to do with my life each day.

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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I love Joy! Makes me think of all kinds of of happiness!

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2019 word of the year

Joy!

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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That's great, Darlene! "Learn" was certainly the right word for you this year, and it's sure to serve you well again next year!

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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PERFECT!

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I still want mine as LEARN.

This year I learned the new sport of pickleball, which I am now addicted to. I have started learning some easy yoga and essentrics, and I still need to work on learning the moves for that. Also started some Zumba, which I enjoy but am having problems getting to since it is farther away.



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2019 Word of the year? I will settle on one after I decide on goals.

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We all learn about those types of things.... emoticon emoticon

If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

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It seems I am learning about thinks I don't want to know about. Oh well, Such is life.

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We all need to be patient with ourselves. Good reminder.

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My word is Patience. I need plenty of patience in figuring out my body and what works in terms of eating and exercising for my blood glucose.



If the mind mends, the body will follow.

Gluten free is working for me!

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Edison


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That is awesome. Good plans for the new year.

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I like that word -- learn. I had decided that I would like to learn some things this year. It will take me not fooling around on the computer as much. I got some books from the library to help me if the lady still wants me to teach her aunt crochet and one has some things I have wanted to learn for a long time, so I found the book for a low price on Amazon and ordered it. I also want to learn to play an instrument that I have had for a while, but haven't learned how to play yet. I just want to learn everything I possibly can.



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Last year my word was "Action". I think I did take action often but maybe not often enough. I stood up for things I believe in and I actively sought answers to things that seemed out of my grasp. I learned so much and will continue that journey. So my word for this year? It's a no-brainer, learn! I plan to learn all I can about all that I am curious about and then take action to make my plans work!

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Good one!

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Mindfulness - it is so easy to rush through life ignoring the little things which delight our senses, the flavors of the food we eat, the smell of someone's skin, the textures and patterns to be found in nature. Eating and exercizing should bd done mindfully.

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Looks like you've chosen just the right word!

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ~ Carl Jung
"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta
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I just noticed this topic and find it to be a good idea. I have been looking through all the suggestions and all are very good. However the word I am going to choose is "blessed" I feel that if I count my blessings it will help me to be happy with who I am right now as I continue to work at improvements to be the best that I can be! this requires eating healthy, exercising regularly, etc.

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It is so appropriate for what I need. I feel it fits my fitness goals, healthy eating goals, and a bunch of others!

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I really like that one!

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I got it! My word is Action. Woo Hoo!

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Good one. We all need to focus on health a little more. I know I do. emoticon

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That's a good word to concentrate on, for sure. Health!

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On one of the links on Facebook it came up with my word for the year as Health. I guess I should concentrate on that. It is what I need to, anyway.



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I just read this blog and found it interesting. I'm having trouble committing to commit. LOL intuitivecreativity.typepad.com/expr
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Hope you'll start feeling better real soon, Darlene.
Your journals sound like my art journals. That's why one of my words is Focus this year. My attention span is next to non-existant!

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I don't think something like lucky would have worked for me. Maybe that I made it through the year. I am not good at journaling. I will start it and maybe get through about 4 days, then I forget. My poor journals are all start and stop and usually have several months between times. I wish I could remember every day and also think of what I can say at the time.

There was something on Facebook to put a note of something that has gone good during the day in a jar each day. I haven't got anything in it yet since I haven't done anything because I have a cold that has had me down. I am hoping I can get out and get some more cold med tomorrow.



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Hey! Darlene good to see you posting today. I think sometimes the word picks me. Last year I chose Lucky and after the year I had it was hard to find things that made me feel lucky. Having that as my word did help me to journal good things that happened and not dwell on the bad.

Anyway, I like your spirit animal. I found this Meme for you.

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I have been following this topic, but not gotten into it because I have no idea how to choose a word of the year or how I would remember anything about it. I got interested in your Spirit Animals, though, and decided to look at that. I got the dog for mine. That is close to what I have seen before. I think always before I have gotten the wolf. I have to go back and read it more.

I like that you did a journal page with the butterfly.

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Oh, I love that you have 3 words and they all have a certain magic to them. Your spirit animal is perfect for you as well.

My Spirit Animal is the Crow!

Life magic; mystery of creation
Destiny, personal transformation, alchemy
Intelligence
Higher perspective
Being fearless, audacious
Flexibility, adaptability
Trickster, manipulative, mischevious

I have to say I've watched my favorite murder of crows for about 10 years and this year they spoke to me. The are so strong and will take on bigger adversaries as a group. The youngsters let the elders and the weak eat before they swoop in for their share. Being an elder I do appreciate that.

I also have an Angel. Her name is Effie and she is my grandmother. She was tough and intelligent. I had a very rocky relationship when she was alive but I now understand just how hard she struggled to raise her children and survive some pretty horrific times.

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That's a great one for you!

I somehow ended up with three words instead of just one. It may have to do with my inability to make decisions, but I want to think I chose the three words because I need to think outside the box and follow my own stars!

My three words for 2017 are creativity, focus, and change.

I made a collage in one of my journals this morning, and I found myself searching through my magazines until I found a butterfly that "needed" to go in it to symbolize transformation. When I later looked up more about the symbolism of butterflies, I found that the butterfly "speaks of happiness and vision" and also that "butterfly magic is very helpful when you hit a creative wall." I was surprised to see all three of my words basically embodied in the Butterfly Spirit.

The article referenced below tells me to "Invoke Butterfly energy when you want to change the hues of your life, spread your wings, live your dream and let your spirit soar again!"
Just what I need for the New Year!

So not only have I chosen three words, but a "Spirit Animal," as well -- the Butterfly. emoticon

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Drum roll, please! Commit is the word for 2017. emoticon

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Boy, I love that one. I haven't "settled" yet. Hope seems to be too wishy washy for me.
I've made a long list and I will keep adding to it until Jan. 2. That is the day I will spend just meditating on 2017. Re-reading journals, looking at my lists etc.

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I'm going to go with Focus. It applies to so many areas in my life that I need to improve -- including remembering to put eyedrops in my eyes several times a day to maintain my eyesight!
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I keep coming back to Hope.

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Those are good. I think I'll add them.

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Interestingly, one of the words I was thinking of is "focus." Others I'm considering are "time" and "responsibility."

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
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My goal is to find one or two words that bring me back to focusing on doing the right things. For instance when I am depressed; use that word to focus on something else. Last year while my sis was dying I could use the word lucky to focus on how lucky I was to have had her in my life. When I was trying to decide what to eat for dinner I could focus on a lucky to think about all the healthy choices I had. etc.

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Those are all good ones. Maybe you should keep sleeping on it and by January 1 you'll know for sure.

I've never chosen just one word for the year, although I've been thinking of a couple for the past few weeks for 2017. Maybe I will...


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Here are a few I am thinking about:
Hope
High
Soar
Uplift
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Each year I try to pick one word that will be my go to word. Last year my go to word was "lucky". In a lot of ways 2016 was anything but lucky for myself and my family but it did help me to remember the good even when living with the bad.

I am now searching for my 2017 word. Any suggestions?

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