Tuesday, January 1, 2013

One Little Word

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by Stacey and Ruth from Two Writing Teachers

I'm awash in words.  How to CHOOSE just one?  I've never done this before, but I've loved reading your posts about choosing one little word for the year.  As I REFLECT on 2012, I can sum up my incredible journey with the word  plunge.  March was the month that my students and I took the plunge to write every day.  I had never posted to Two Writing Teachers before, but with an incredible group of students by my side, I joined this group and I've never looked back.

It's been fun to DISCOVER that I'm a writer.  I SAVOR Tuesdays when I join my fellow bloggers to LISTEN.  Your words ENCOURAGE, ENRICH, and INSPIRE me.  I feel your EMBRACE through the kind words you leave on my blog.

I'm in search of a FOCUS that will help me CAPTURE the GROWTH that beckons for 2013.  I want to become less scattered and find more BALANCE, to go SLOW, to CELEBRATE more often.

I love words, so this task of choosing just one is overwhelming!  I'm trying to DECIDE which word calls loudest to me.  And I think it's the word that has no voice to call, but instead beckons me to a quieter path, one that asks me to LISTEN to my own voice more often, to trust that I can make progress bit by bit in this new year, to LISTEN to the voices around me, and to LISTEN for the gentle spiritual promptings that can guide me on my daily journey.

I plan to spend a few days LISTENING before I commit to my one little word for 2013.


  1. I love the way you capitalized key words in your post. It is challenging to select that one word to have ever present in your mind. I'm glad you've jumped into this community and share your life with us.

  2. Love all your words, & hope just one speaks louder than others for you, Ramona. What a delight to see your process with this choosing. Happy New Year!

  3. I know, right? Just too hard to pick one. I selected breathe, but hmm reflection? That's one of my favorite experiences. But what fun it is to search...:)
    Happy New year!

  4. Nice....after all, why settle on one word when there are so many wonderful words to choose from! Happy New Year!

  5. I enjoyed the way you crafted this post -- all of those little words coming together to offer something bigger than themselves. Good luck as you search for your One Little Word for the year.