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Thursday, January 07, 2010

daily bliss: possibility

I've been letting my mind wander, searching for a word to fit this new year.

Last year, I developed this daily bliss feature as a way to cultivate gratitude for those moments tiny and big that beg for grateful recognition.

This year, the word that keeps flitting in my mind is possibility.

Last year brought so many changes and so much new goodness into my life. I'm still working on integrating these changes, cultivating the goodness, transforming the possibilities. What an exciting, amazing time!

What I most like about possibility is the sense of openness, of ever-expansiveness. While I seek contentment and calm, I do not want to become complacent or settled to the point of stagnation. I want life to always hold open to me wonder...and more.

I think Miss Emily captures this best:


I dwell in Possibility--
A fairer House than Prose--
More numerous of Windows--
Superior--for Doors--

Of Chambers as the Cedars--
Impregnable of Eye--
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky--

Of Visitors--the fairest--
For Occupation--This--
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise--

Happy 2010, everyone.

1 comment:

  1. so, is this new year's theme possibility? Intriguing indeed! I haven't decided what word fits this year for me just yet...