Spiritual Journey Thursday is a small community of bloggers who write about our spiritual lives. Holly Mueller at Reading, Teaching, Learning began the community, and it slowly grew. We took a hiatus for awhile, but Irene Latham at Live Your Poem has brought the group back together. All are welcome to join us on the first Thursday of the month to share spiritual thoughts around a common theme.
This week we are checking in with our One Little Word for 2016.
My word was intent. I cannot say that my word fit me this year like Search (2013), Reach (2014) or Turn (2015) did in previous years.
I wanted to slow down and enjoy life in the snippets of the every day. We are only granted the present, and I felt like I was so wrapped up in the everyday chaos, that I was missing what was most important. I wanted to focus on those small parts of life that mattered.
My blog is about a day in the life of a teacher, a reader, and a writer. Those three people make up a large part of the person I am. Those three people make up a large part of the chaos in my life.
Looking at life in snippets made me realize I cannot separate myself from those three people, no matter how much I try. It was among the chaos when I became the most intentional.
When I look over the words I wrote back in January, I understand I must be intentional to not lose sight of who I am.
But I know now, that includes all parts of me. I cannot separate one from another.
I am ready to move on with another word in 2017, but I am far from finding it. Please consider joining us next year as we explore and share our journey.