Julie Lyles Carr: Reflecting on Our Words

Monday, August 31, 2009

Reflecting on Our Words

For those of you who are regular readers, you may be familiar with a little feature that come at the end of each month. Four other blog friends and I agreed to participate in a little challenge back in January that we would choose a word for the year that would represent the theme of our New Year's Resolution. Each month we have virtually gathered to share what we are learning on our word journey. We've developed acrostics, made mosaics, selected a photograph that represents our words. And now it's time to wrap up Month 8.

AVT Coach came up with a great idea and challenged each of us to write one sentence about what we have learned concerning our word. For verbose little ol' me, one sentence is, uh, certainly, uh...formidable. But I chose to take on the dare, I accepted the one-sentence throw-down, I decided to declare in brevity the observation I have made on my word, EXCELLENCE, to date:

Excellence: A process and a discipline, not a destination.

And now I offer up the single sentence succintities of my fellow word bloggers.

AVT Coach writes:

In August, I recognized the ABUNDANCE of seeing old friends, listening to great music, feeling the cool mountain air, and having a real time phone conversation with a good mate!

FlyGirl pens:

I have found that JOY is all around me.... It just takes opening my eyes and heart to really see it and feel it!

MirusPeg says:

Striving for BALANCE between complexity and simplicity, constantly evaluating and re-evaluating the trade-offs I have to make to get there.

And last but certainly not least, MommyVictory has this to say:

Discipline is setting your eyes on the prize, recognizing what you need to do to get there and removing all obstacles that will prevent you from finishing the race.

And there you have it, our further reflections on the words shaping our years. What word is on your mind as we head into fall?

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