Happy New Year!
Once again it's time to choose a word for the year. If you're not familiar with this idea, I found it from Ali Edwards here. The idea is to choose a word that you will meditate on throughout the year - kind of a guiding word if you will. I've been doing this for a few years now and it really is pretty amazing how the words I've chosen in past years, Simplicity, Adventure, have manifested themselves in many ways throughout the year. Last year my word was WORTH. I really tried throughout 2013 to concentrate on activities that I felt were "worth" something...my time and energy. Sometimes I was successful, sometimes not so much but it definitely gave me some insight.
This year I've chosen
There is actually a bit of a story behind me and this word. A few years ago I attened a Christian Womens conference and in one of the workshops we were asked to select a small folded slip of paper from a basket. Each slip of paper had a word printed on it and we were to "meditate" on the word we received through the weekend conference. Neat idea right? So I choose my clip of paper, open it and it' printed with "wisdom". "Wisdom? Seriously?", I thought. Wisdom is for those people that "understand" everything...definitely not me. Not that I think I'm not smart, it's just that "wisdom" conjurs up pictures of philosophers and sages. So, I (discreetly) slipped the "wisdom" slip into my pocket and (again discreetly) chose another slip of paper. Can't remember what the new word was. (This alone should have been a sign.)
So fast forward a week or two and I'm cleaning off my desk and I come across the "wisdom" slip of paper. "Maybe someday I'll look this word up and find a few meanings.", I think, and stick the slip of paper in my Bible case. And promptly forgot about it. Until last January when I was cleaning out notes from my Bible case and AGAIN come across the "wisdom" paper. "Maybe this is the word for 2013", I think. No...still seeing those pictures of philosophers.
Fast forward to this January and yes,you guessed it, "wisdom" paper appears again. I think this is a sign. So this is my word.
So, I looked it up and the definition is:
"The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise."
Yikes, Eeek! There are those philosophers again.
So, I think I'm going to concentrate on the idea of gaining wisdom. Where does it come from? What makes a "wise woman"? I'm going to try and find some quotes about wisdom to consider. Maybe post them here - WISDOM WEDNESDAYS?
So what is your word?