Wednesday, January 05, 2011

My Word of the Year for 2011... Choice

  • an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities
  • the right or ability to make, or possibility of making, such a selection
  • a range of possibilities from which one or more may be selected 
  • a course of action, thing, or person that is selected or decided upon
Why choice for this year?

I value having the freedom to make choices... everyday... on so many levels. To me life is a series of choices.  I believe that each one I make has the potential to cast a positive impact not only in my life but also in the life of each person I encounter this year. 

Love these quotes about choice...

You've got a lot of choices.  If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.  ~Steven D. Woodhull
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.  ~William James
Life is the sum of all your choices.  ~Albert Camus
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.  ~David Russell
To decide is to walk facing forward with nary a crick in your neck from looking back at the crossroads.  ~Betsy CaƱas Garmon
Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.  ~Denis Waitley
I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude. ~Anonymous
Its our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ~Joanne Kathleen Rowling
There are always two choices. Two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it's easy. ~unknown
Did you pick a word for the year? 

So here's my first project for 2011... a journal to keep my random thoughts in... loved getting painted and artsy with my Chip Art tools. I don't break them out nearly enough. Here's to a messy (super fun), therapeutic, crafty  2011!
Products:  Journal, patterned paper, ChipArt tools and ChipArt shapes (gcd Studios); flower (Prima); paint (Making Memories); trim (Webster's Pages), bling (Michael's Stores, Inc); other (Modge Podge)
My idea to do a word of the year came from here:


Stella said...

Beautiful post; lovely to read and your journal is stunning!

jen said...

Very sweet! And congrats! I saw that you're a covergirl on the next pc issue!!!!! WOOHOO!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! And such a great word... Choice is probably the best gift God has given us (along with life, of course!).

Michele said...

Beautiful journal!!!

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome word! My favorite so far! You will have a great year I'm sure of it!

Jean Martin said...

Hi Windy! I just sent a Stylish Blogger Award your way! I LOVE your work!!!

Jules the Bling Princess said...

Yes, I chose a word - Change! So many things in my life need to change, but it has to start with me. Just wanted to say good luck with Spellbinders, Round Two! Hugs, Jules.