Wednesday, December 30, 2009

In One Word...

In my last post I sat reflecting on the past year….2009.
I shared with you some of the things that I had learned along life’s journey.
PhotobucketAs 2010 approaches with its unknown endeavors and events I wonder what it holds for me. So with a giant leap of faith I step into its mysterious domain hoping to gain some new experiences along the way. Each day should hold a new one for me….experiences of knowledge, learning, understanding (or not), all kinds of encounters, feelings and undertakings. I want to experience all that life has to offer me and see how I will handle it.  As they say “It's not only what happens that matters, its how you handle it.”
     So I welcome 2010 as a challenge and opportunity to experience what ever is offered, flung at me, dropped at my feet, and presented by some mere chance of fate. I will try new recipes, new hair styles, new ideas, and new ways of thinking. I will endure and embrace, good or bad; the experience as it unfolds before me. I want to experience with my eyes through my photography, with my creativity, in my mind, with my family, my faith, within my own self and soul, in my comings and goings, with each moment as I stroll through my life in this next year.

Sweet Cream or Sweet Sugar?
Will I be a better person for it? Will I learn from it? Will I gain anything? Only time will tell as it passes day by day, month by month, until the year has once again ended. At that end I know that I will have lived another year, had another birthday, celebrated many occasions, cried, rejoiced, faced obstacles and took many tests…some of which I passed and some I failed. I will have experienced many things. Hopefully I will not look back with any regrets, but look at it through rose colored glasses and have a feeling of accomplishment through many meaningful experiences. Optimistically my 2010 experiences will help build my character.

“Experience” is my word for 2010.

I will encounter each, feel each, face each, muddle through each, savor each, and undergo each. To experience is to live!

Winter's Cold Blooms
Dried Hydrangea
Dani has offered this Word for 2010 Challenge to each of us.
Please join us with picking your word for this upcoming new year. 
My word replaces any and all New Year’s resolutions that
I have not made and will not make.
I will try to focus on this word as it presents
itself throughout this coming year.

“Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.”
~Henry Ford

I look forward to each day with you!
Happy 2010!

charlie brown Pictures, Images and Photos 


Dani said...

experience is a great word. because it means that you're going to take everything at it's whole. to soak in all the good, the emotions, the lessons, or the stakes that go with each event. what a great way to live life! i can't wait to see how this journey goes for you! and look forward to keeping up with you over the next year!

Caroline said...

What a fantastic word! I think you will experience so many wonderful moments in this coming year. It's all about being present and aware. Wishing you a beautiful 2010.

cinner said...

What a great word. To experience life is to live. Wonderful. all the best experiences in the New Year for you.

Janean said...

Cora, do i sound like a broken record when i tell you what a FAB photographer you are?


Susan said...

Cora, I think that experiencing life, rather that just walking through it, is about all any of us need to hope or strive for. I hope 2010 is full of rich experiences that make you feel.

Happy New Year!


Char said...

i love your word!!! live life to the very fullest. what a great word for you Cora!!! I can't wait to see what 2010 brings for you - I know it will be wonderful.

Anonymous said...

i've just selected my word too. although to be honest, i couldnt find one that said both aspects of what i wanted to focus on, so i chose two :) wish you all the best in your experiences for 2010!

Christina said...

what a wonderful word! i love it! your posts warm me so!

Sares said...

You GO girl! I hope the New Year holds all kinds of fabulous possibilities for you!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Very nice pictures, Cora. I'll be thinking of a word for myself for this year coming.

By the way, I love the pink pitcher at the top of your blog. What a gem!

beth said...

great word !
and a new banner, too ?

love the photos in this post.....happy new year and may 2010 be amazingly full of life for you !

Holly said...

Hope you experience alot this coming year! Loves!

Leann said...

Hi Cora

I don't think that I've ever told you how much I enjoy visiting you and just realized that I haven't become a follower. Well today I signed up.

Wishing you the best experiences that 2010 has to offer!

Kathleen Grace said...

You chose a great word Cora! I think going into the New Year with open arms and an open mind is the best way to do it. Happy New Year:>)

Alicia said...

this is a great word!