Wednesday, January 5, 2011

simplicity

For the past two years, I've chosen a word of the year to focus my energy on throughout the year. I haven't totally decided on my 2011 Word of the Year (I know, I'm a little behind), but I had been contemplating simplicity. Although I don't think this will end up being my word, I find it interesting that I was thinking about using it, and the first week of 2011 has definitely been simple--forced simplicity one could say. I came down with a monster cold/flu last Thur. We spent New Years Eve at home on the couch with a movie. And, I've pretty much been at home every day since then. I made the mistake of trying to go to work yesterday, but that didn't go over very well, and by 10:00 a.m., I left and headed to the Dr. before coming home. I don't have the energy to do anything besides sleep, read, and surf on the internet. I cannot smell a thing (this is killing me as I LOVE my sense of smell). I cannot taste anything (which is also killing me as eating just isn't as fun when you can't taste it!). I literally haven't left the house since last Saturday except for my short jaunt to work and the Dr. Anyway, 2011 has been simple so far. This wasn't exactly what I was invisioning when thinking about the word simplicity, but it's what I got. Anyway, I will continue to ponder my 2011 word of the year, and I am very much looking forward to feeling back to my normal healthy self.

Do you choose a word of the year? If so, I'd love to hear your choice.

Namaste'
Leslie

3 comments:

Jen said...

My word for 2011 is beauty. I enjoy your blog - been reading for awhile now...

Anonymous said...

Funny this post hits home with me. Thank you!!
My first New years resolution this year is HEALTH in all its forms...physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. 2010 was a stessful year in all of the afore mentioned areas of health, so health is my goal for contemplating on and striving for this year. And concentrating more on my yoga and meditation practice and healthy eating are all avenues that I will be using.
Maybe since you have started off with such bout of ill health, you might want to consider it too.
Your health is your wealth
Happy New Year
Rita

Yogadiva said...

Jen-Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

Rita--I was actually thinking about focusing on the word health (even before I got sick). So many great words to choose from! I wish you a very healthy 2011!