Do you create a word for each new year?
A word that you focus on for the next 365 days; something that brings you joy or pushes you to become better. I’ve been watching my friends and family share their “Word for 2019” on their social media accounts, and I have been eager to do the same, as I do every year, but nothing was speaking to me.
2018 was a year of knowledge, growth, building relationships and believing in little ol’ me. I am grateful for a full year of doing what I love—writing. As I look back on 2018, I feel drastically different from who I was in 2017. Isn’t it funny how that happens?
2018: I met a new tribe of women who inspire and support me, along with the firm foundation of my very best friend, who always has my back. My family moved into our “House in the Clouds.” I communicate in a healthier way. My daily routine has changed. My meditation and yoga practice are more profound. There are many things to be grateful for!
As I was sitting in the tub, as I often do, and reading from Ask and It Is Given the follow sentences jumped off the page, and I knew this is what 2019 was going to be about:
“When you are in the mode of appreciation, there is no resistance within your vibration. And your own achievement of resistance is the only thing that ever holds you apart from anything that you desire.”
It seems so simple and yet how often do we forget to recognize the many things around us that we appreciate? Ester Hicks talks about the “Rampage of Appreciation” and it goes like this— While you are driving to work, school, or you’re a taxi mom like me, you may think:
“I love my car. This new freeway is wonderful. Even though it’s raining, I’m making very good time. I love how reliable my vehicle is. I’m grateful for my job (school, kids, etc.).”
I can tell you this… I am not thinking about any of the above while I am driving. I am often complaining about the traffic. Worried about how late I might be. Over analyzing a sound, the car just made.
I can’t wait to put this “Rampage of Appreciation” into play for 2019. The whole idea is that every time you appreciate something, every time you feel good about something (and acknowledge that feeling) you are telling the Universe “more of this, please.”
“Once you become oriented toward looking for things to appreciate, you will find that your day will be filled with such things. Your thoughts and feelings of appreciation will flow from you naturally. And often, while in the midst of a genuine feeling of appreciation for someone or something, you will feel ripples of goosebumps.”
After a year of so many new things to be grateful for, it seems only fitting that I now focus on the appreciation of what I have been given, and the miracles that will come about in 2019.
I appreciate all of you, for following my words, and reading along for over a year now! I appreciate your comments, private messages, your guidance, and continuing support. I appreciate a new year to start fresh and to experience the “Rampage of Appreciation” in my life.
I encourage you all to find your word or phrase for 2019. What will you focus on? What will guide you for the next 365 days?
If you haven't dived into an Esther Hicks book, read Ask and It Is Given. I have the whole thing highlighted with notes surrounding every page-it's that good!