Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Word!

The trend of adopting a word for the year finally has my undivided attention. I pondered several words to see how they fit, and finally settled on PEACE.

My favorite prayer and saint. The rest of the prayer can be found here.
Peace eluded me for most of 2012, and my heart's greatest desire is to experience it despite circumstances swirling around me. I'm currently reading a devotional book called Moments of Peace in the Presence of God which further solidified my decision to choose Peace as my word for 2013. Mother Teresa said, "Peace begins with a smile." I think I'll start there.

Finally, I want to thank all of you who have supported me the last couple of years, offering encouragement, humor, prayers, advice, friendship, and much more. I'm grateful for your posts and photos which inspired, enlightened, consoled, and tickled my funny bone.

What a wonderful community we have created together! Here's to a marvelous new beginning for each of us. I heart you all!!!!


25 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Blessings to you this new year. I have considered choosing a word,but can't settle on which it should be.

makiejl.com said...

Wonderful!! Happy New Year!

TexWisGirl said...

that is one of my favorite hymns, too. used to love to sing it with my mother in church. :)

may peace of mind be yours...

hootnonny said...

A beautiful word, peace. I hope it is abundant in this new year!

Barbara said...

And we heart you! Peace is a great word for the year. I think it will be my assistant word. :)

Kerri said...

What a GREAT word to choose!!!
Happy New Year!

Deanna said...

I love that hymn, and I think your word is perfect for 2013. I know it has been a rough year and my prayer for you is to find that peace you need. Big hugs to you my friend.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful word you have chosen, Gail!

I feel so fortunate to have met you here, and I wish you and your family a very, very Happy New Year!
xo.

Kathy said...

Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with engaging egrets, classy compositions, fanciful flowers, fantastic lighting, and amazing shutter speeds!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a lovely and perfect post for the first Our World of the year Gail. We all need to adopt that word I think. Your post is a good start.

Renae said...

Gail! Awh, that is a nice word to select. If I had a word it would be 'Happiness'. My blog has really brought happiness to me and I would want that to continue for others, too.

It has been so wonderful knowing you and I'm looking forward to more times in 2013 and beyond. "To infinity and beyond" hahahaha

Patrice said...

I hope 2013 brings peace into your life, Gail. I think my word for the year will be simplify.

Linda said...

That's a beautiful prayer, and you've chosen a beautiful word from it. May peace reign in your heart, even when turmoil surrounds you, as it inevitably does all of us at times.

Jesus said: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Perfect! Have a blessed start to your new year!

Tricia said...

Peace is a great word, Gail. I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start. xo

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Happy New Year to you my blogging friend, I look forward to visiting your blog often in 2013. A good choice of word, oh and I love it that we share the same taste in wellies Gail. :)

Rosemary Aubut said...

With a smile on my face I wish you much peace my friend! Love you Gail you always make me smile, cry, laugh, etc. You touch us all in a special way!

bailey-road.com said...

Wishing you peace and happiness in 2013!

Michelle said...

That's the kind of desire you know you're meant to attain- peace, everything it adds to your life, but also whatever it reqires. But I love thinking it can start with a smile. So glad you posted this. Have a blessed New Year, Gail.

Regina said...

Beautiful post!
Happy 2013!

Mitzi said...

Peace is a wonderful word for 2013! It is most difficult to pin it down to just one word...peace was on my list as well, but then as you know, I went with Simply or simplify...basically, less chaos if I have any control over it. Big hugs sweets, xoxo

Rambling Woods said...

I am sorry things have been difficult for you.. I too yearn for peace in 2013, as 2012 was the loss of my Mother and my cancer diagnosis. I will be there with you looking for it.. This is a beautifully thoughtful post.. Michelle

Tricia Hays said...

I've started reading a couple daily inspirational books from Padre Pio, I just love him! My next is St Francis of Isisi.

I don't know how you do it, but those beautiful birds are always exceptionally white, almost blinding! LoL! I love it =)

Buttons said...

Oh Gail HUGS HUGS perfect words. B

Georgianna said...

Gail, so inspiring and beautiful. You faced your challenges last year with grace and humor and I so wish for a lovely, peaceful, fulfilling and happy year for you!

Happy New Year!

xo