As in to receive help, love, friendship, understanding, the unexpected, and so on... and do so with humility and grace. With this year of so many changes ahead I know I am going to have to buck up and ask for help when I would normally suck it up and trudge through. But the point is not to be tough when I want to foster relationships and community; to have those things grow in my life I need to be more open to receiving what others have to offer, and hope they will be receptive to receiving from me as well.
As I was telling Wes about this practice he jokingly said his word would be "rise," as in to rise above the bull ....
Well, it kinda stuck and over the last few days I have been reminding him to rise and we laugh and he does.
This lead to a conversation with the kids during our walk down by the river. We went on to choose a family word. It is "chill." Things can get pretty intense around here - I don't talk about that much but it can be hard, and the need for everyone to have a reminder to chill out is necessary. We thought it was a good word for this year of upheaval.
So there you have it... my word, his word, our word!
And now on to a little giveaway to kick off the new year!
Recently we gave away some Moon Calendars over at Mud Puddles to Meteors. Now that the winners have been chosen and calendars mailed off it seems I have an extra!
I would love to share that extra with one of you.
The winner is:
Amanda, who blogs over at Sweet Potato Claire.
And thank you, to all of you who left comments!