"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." ~Gail Purcell

Monday, February 8, 2010

Makes Me Happy Monday 2/8

What makes me happy this Monday?
Refocusing on my ONE LITTLE WORD for 2010:

City Carpet Letter F letter O IMG_5607_3 G (North Scituate, RI) letter i letter V letter E

The idea for the One Little Word originally came from Ali Edwards' blog. She recently posted some suggestions on how to keep our One Little Word in our minds this month and I would like to share some of them with you.

1.Find a book about your word and  read about a new idea or a new way to incorporate it into your life.

2. Create a visual reminder! You can take pictures of objects around you to form a letter collage to make a  picture of your word. Or you can go to flickr and make one like mine.

3. You can write a letter to yourself about your word and how it will impact you this year. You can write a traditional letter and put it away to read in the future or you can even send an email to your future self at FutureMe.org.


I have had several opportunities to focus on my word during these past 6 weeks or so.... a few occasions where I needed to forgive here in the present moment (not sure I completely did that yet). (AND I am still working on learning to forgive those past moments.....)

Hope this helps you with your One Word Challenge for 2010!

One Letter - White in Red Circle letter P P Y

letter M O letter N letter D A IMG_5671


  1. Happy Monday to you Sheila.. Great post... not such an easy thing to do (Forgive that is!) but such an awesome way to make a start and keep the forgiveness going. Love it xx

  2. Forgive is a great "little" word, but I think it is pretty big! Although maybe forgetting is harder than forgiving?
    Great idea, something to think about! ♥

  3. I think many people think because you have forgiven someone everything will be the same again. Forgiveness doesn't always mean reconciliation. My mother-in-law did some very nasty things to me and although I have forgiven her, because I need to for me to be able to heal, I still do not care to have anything to do with her. I do not care to be hurt a second time. Forgiveness is more important for the one who was hurt than for the one who did the hurting.

  4. Forgive is such a hard thing when it means you have to forgive something that has hurt you most of your life. I now use the "art of allowing." I allow them to be as they are and I accept them as they are. That helps me to forgive and move on, but I don't have to have the hurt in my face forever. I allow and move on at the same time I move on.

  5. Hello Sheila, a lovely thought provoking post.Sometimes it is easier to just forget about things than forgive someone isn't it. To say that you forgive can be pretty damn hard sometimes. I love the posting you did about germs,a bit scary when you think how easy it is to pass them on. Have a great day Sheila.

  6. It's easier to forgive in your head than in your heart. I often say I have forgiven something and then find that I haven't really. It's a great little 'big' word and I hope you can 'let go of' some of the things which have caused you pain or distress. Keep smiling Sheila and hope you have a happy week.
    Shell x


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