I've never been a fan of New Year's resolutions. I get the importance and symbolism of new beginnings and setting goals, but I think resolutions fizzle out more often than not. So I was excited last year when I learned about One Little Word from Ruth Ayres. Rather than make a new year’s resolution I would likely break in a month, I decided to follow in others' footsteps and choose One Little Word to be my focus, motivation, and source of meditation throughout the year. For 2015 my word was Brave. That word served me well and was a nagging reminder to “dare disturb the universe” when it was easier to just stay safely silent.
This year, as I watched many in the public eye hide behind their “thoughts and prayers” while standing idly by, I have decided my One Little Word for 2016 will be Do.
Do what scares you.
Do what inspires you.
Do what you know is right.
Do YOU dare disturb the universe?