Thursday, January 7, 2016

Little things...

...Thursday

My word for 2016 is


"Mindful"

I love being able to look down and have a constant reminder to be a better me. Being mindful is not an easy discipline. But to be present in any given moment, I need to learn to let go. I've been hanging on to a bit a garbage lately. Some things I can't do anything about so I jot these concerns in my journal and write these words,
"I release this into the universe."
Letting go...I mean REALLY letting go of something means that you can't revisit it. I feel that if I am  hanging on to old stuff, I can't live in the present moment. There's no room to use my senses and be completely aware of what's going on around me. I don't want to live in an automatic mode-I want to fully appreciate everything from opening my eyes every morning in the warmth and comfort of my bed to actually being grateful at doing the most mundane of chores. Doing laundry and dusting my home means I'm fortunate enough to have a home to actually do these tasks.
The world is a scary and uncertain place these days & being less judgmental and critical is how I hope to help humanity. 
I'm aware that there is a balance that must be struck between being open with awareness and being sensible but I look forward to the daily practice of being mindful.

Sharing with Kim over at littlebylittle
Jewelry by Sandra over LITVAS jewelry
 This is my 2nd year ordering from Sandra. She is awesome to deal with.

Happy (mindful) snapping
xo
Kelly

Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift! We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others.
Thich Nhat Hanh

30 comments:

  1. Hi Kelly, I love your word ... I agree that it sounds simple, but it isn't. We get so caught up in hurry hurry ... I hope to be more mindful as well. All the very best to you in 2016!

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    1. Thanks Barb. Looking forward to spending a year watching you create!

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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca-glad you stopped in!

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  3. Wonderful post. Mindfulness ... you would think it would be easy, but it isn't. I forget and get myself in a "dither" (as my Granny would have said). It's definitely something I need to work on. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you and glad you stopped by. It's been a good 9 days so far! Happy New Year to you and your family as well :-)

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  4. great word Kelly...it is so easy to dwell...and then the present moment is lost...hoping we can all be a little more mindful this year!

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    1. Hi Amy and thank you. It's lovely to have this constant reminder. I think this word is going to serve me well this year. xo

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  5. Such a great word, a powerful one too, happy new year!

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    1. Hi Tamar, Thank you and glad you stopped by :-)
      Happy New Year to you too.

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  6. oh that's such a good word...hoping for a little more of that in my own life. happy new year to you friend! xo

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    1. Hi Kelly,
      This word is going to serve me well if the last 9 days are any indication! Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family.

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  7. ...a good word...one that would serve us all well.

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  8. beautiful! love the quote at the end! have a beautiful week! filled with beautiful moments of being present!

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    1. Thank you-
      I'm so inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh's words. I'm happy you stopped by.

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  9. Visiting from Kim's - that is a great word and I love that ring. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hi Shirley,
      So happy to have new vistors, Thank you and Happy New Year.

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  10. Bravo! This is perfection on many different levels. Wishing you a healthy, happy and mindful 2016!

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    1. Hi Kathy and thank you. I'm feeling pretty good about this year! xo

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  11. Love this. I'm a revister. I let things go for a bit and then something will cause it to pop back into my heart and mind. I need to be more mindful of letting things go for good.

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    1. Hi Daenel!
      Are you a capricorn? Cause I'm a revisitor too...but I'm going to work REAL hard on letting all that go! I think this word is going to serve me well this year.

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  12. LOVE your word, and your thoughts. Being mindful is something I am always trying to do....be in the present and enjoy the moment. Some days...easier.

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    1. Hi Beverly,
      Thank you, yes some days and moments are easier than others but I love the constant reminder. Happy New Year!

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  13. Great word and I love the ring

    mollyxxx

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    1. Hi Molly,
      Thank you and glad you stopped in!

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  14. What a great choice for a word, Kelly!
    So many possibilities for this one.
    Happy New Year to you!

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    1. Hi Lisa!!!
      Happy New Year! I'm REALLY looking forward to this year!!
      xo

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  15. Hi Kelly,
    what a great word and thoughtful upload. I popped over from Kim's and I'm glad I did. There is also this very beautiful quote at the end of your post.
    Happy, JOY-ful New Year to you and yours. Kiki from France

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  16. This hits me right where I am. I feel that I've struggled to find peace in some areas of life this last year. There is stuff that. Need to let go of, and I too, have learned that journaling is one of the best ways to vent those feelings. I read somewhere today that "Everything I have ever let go of has claw marks". Man, that's exactly how the process is for me.

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