As both a lettering artist and writer, words are extremely important to me. Small wonder then, that choosing a Word of the Year is a process I usually begin in November. This gives me ample time to reflect on where I am in my life’s journey, where I feel I’m falling short, and what I need in order to become my best self. I look for words which resonate, and since I am especially appreciative of alliteration, I often begin my search by picking a letter, and writing every uplifting word that I can think of which begins with that letter. Here are a couple of examples:
I created a 2019 Word of the Year Planner for those who are interested in trying my process. If you subscribe to the Live Zenspired Newsletter there is a link for a FREE download of a similar page that you can color and decorate while you ruminate on word options.
The words in the flower petals were ones I considered a few years ago. They evolved into a design which became such a popular greeting card that I added it as a print in my Etsy Shop:
I also just uploaded a new, fun collection of mix and match rainbow hearts and squares:
Here’s a close up sample showing how they can be overlapped:
If you like inspiring sayings, digital downloads, card crafting, clip-art, and crafting, and haven’t had a chance to check out the new ZenspirationsDesigns Etsy Shop, I’d love for you to see what goodies are there. I’d also welcome your opinion on what to add– please leave a comment and let me know what you’d like to see next!
Before closing tonight, I have my annual Christmas week request. While most of us look forward to the holidays, and enjoy spending time with family and friends, there are many people– especially those who have recently lost loved ones– for whom the holidays exacerbate feelings of sadness and loneliness. We can help those we care about during dark and challenging times by reaching out in love and letting them know that they haven’t been forgotten.
5 Simple Ways to Support Someone Who is Grieving this Holiday Season:
I recently started a new website, www.WhenYouLoseSomeone.com, which has resources for people who are grieving, as well as those supporting them. Please share with anyone you know who could use a little extra support at this time of year.
Thank you for all you do to make a difference in the world!