Um, yippie! Of the millions of words in the English language, the one chosen by the folks as Sunday Scribblings is also my One Little Word for the year! Last December I sat down and thought of a word that I want to focus on for myself this year, and the course involves different activities each month documenting how we’re manifesting our chosen word in our life. I’m loving taking part in the class- it’s been a great opportunity to do some scrapbooking, to bring a little bit more intentionality in my life, and to bring myself back to some of my goals and desires I’d set at the beginning of the year. Near the end of the year, I’ll post a review of the course & share some of the pages I’ve made each month to document my journey with the concept of treasure.
I chose the word treasure because I’m drawn to words that are both a noun and a verb because there are so many more possibilities to apply it. It’s funny that almost all the Google image search results for treasure revolve around physical treasure- gold, jewels, maps, or physical riches. I’m more and more convinced that those are all just distractions towards the real treasures of life that aren’t monetary riches or wealth. Life is really more about relationships- friends, family, marriage- those are the real treasures in life. Those are the things that hold the highest value, that no amount of money will buy you love or authenticity or best friends. I treasure my puppies so much- they bring so much joy and happiness into my life, giving love so unconditionally.
Although not nearly as important as people, there are still some physical things that I adore,. My most treasured possessions are my iPhone, my camera, my photos, my blog, and my wedding ring. That was a hard list to create- I started thinking about things I’d grab from my house if it were burning down- things I couldn’t replace. Most of those things are replaceable or otherwise backed-up somewhere else. Things that would be tough to replace are treasured items like the wedding quilt my aunt made for us or all my clothe (I can’t stand the idea of having to buy a whole new wardrobe).
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Another gorgeous day in San Francisco to spend some treasured time with my best friend.