Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sow


Community
Share
Give
Guide
Support
With gratitude
With the ones I love
Living simply
Full
Mindfulness
Creating
Being fully present
Awareness
In the moment

These simple, yet very meaningful words, were the ones appearing on a blank piece of paper on New Year's Eve as I sat in the quiet hush of our home, candles glowing in the darkness and a mug of hot tea near by. I was using this as a tool to pick my guiding word for 2013.

Picking one word seemed a little bit daunting. How could I possibly assign just one word to guide my journey for the next 365 days. What I realized as I moved through this exercise was this one word wasn't too hard to find. Those words above are all linked in one way or another and together lead me to this word:

SOW: to scatter (seed) over land, earth, etc., for growth

I am taking this to another level. In my hopes of creating community, sharing skills, giving back, guiding and supporting others. In my days of living in gratitude, with the ones I love and experiencing life in its fullest, I am looking at sow as a scattering of seeds to bring people together. I want to tend, nurture and nourish these seeds...sowing and growing a community; a community which works together for the benefit of each other.
  
After a year of connection, working to tend, nurture and sow these connections not only makes sense but feels so right...so. very. right.

24 comments:

  1. Sow is a perfect word! I can see how this word will weave it's way into your new year.

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  2. Lovely word. Perfect for you as you embark on so many new things.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, it is going to be an exciting year.

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  3. Beautiful! You should consider writing an inspirational book for mama's after this year of connecting is over. Especially since you've started that nature group! I so look forward to reading what you discover this coming year.

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    1. Thanks KC. Hmmm....you have me thinking now. Might be a fun idea, we will see.

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  4. Sow away friend. I can't wait to see what comes from it! You are incredible. <3

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    1. Thanks so much my dear friend, you are too kind :)

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  5. i can imagine it was daunting to pick one single word for a whole year. the word 'sow' is beautiful, full of life, hopeful beginnings and rewarding endings. hmmm... you just gave me another idea for my weekly sketching! :)

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    1. Thank you Simona. And happy to give you an idea, hopefully I will see it on your blog soon :)

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  6. What a beautiful word - so perfect for you :) And you're already doing it :)

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  7. Sounds perfect for your journey. Here's to sowing.

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  8. Beautiful photo, beautiful word, perfect for a beautiful life!
    Have a great time this weekend Kim.

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  9. This seems like such a perfect word for you, and I'll be so excited to see what comes of your sowing this year! And I love how you shared your process.

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